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Dear friend: What a week! What happened Friday was a historically momentous step forward for civil rights in our country. What happened the day before was also of historical importance, preserving access to health care insurance for millions, a decision …

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Dear friend: We’ll have plenty of time to take stock of the 84th Texas Legislature, which passed about 1,400 bills out of more than 6,600 filed. Some laws will be obvious in their impact immediately, while others will take more …

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Dear friend: We have just five weeks remaining in the 2015 session of the Texas Legislature, for which we will ultimately be judged by how we answered this question: What did we do to lay the groundwork for our children …

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Dear friend: SB 1819, which is being heard now in the Senate Border Security Subcommittee, is a bill that denies educational opportunities to Texas students. Before I go into detail about the bill, it’s important to understand the context. DREAMers, …

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Dear friend: This week the Senate took important votes on tax policy. I voted against the bills because they use the state’s General Fund revenue to give tax breaks that will be felt by few, while missing the chance to …

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Dear friend: Today I was able to postpone the Senate Subcommittee on Border Security hearing on SB 185, the “sanctuary cities” bill, which was scheduled for 8 a.m. The notice for the hearing was published mid-day Friday, which gave potential witnesses insufficient time …

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