Category: Government Affairs (State)

First Lady of Texas Cecilia Abbott Inspires Latina Leadership Institute Cohort

On Friday, May 11, 2018, First Lady of Texas Cecilia Abbott made a special stop in San Antonio to address the members of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Latina Leadership Institute. She provided an update on the state’s economic vibrancy and encouraged them as women to continue to serve their communities, and pursue…

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Board Approves Resolution in Support of Proposition 7

On Nov. 3, Texas voters will have the opportunity to approve Proposition 7, a constitutional referendum that will provide a new, stable source of funding for transportation in Texas, dedicated to the construction and maintenance of roads. Proposition 7 would direct a portion of general sales and motor vehicle sales tax to the State Highway Fund,…

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Groups: Texas School Funding Puts Many Latino Kids At Disadvantage

The state of Texas, where Latino children make up the majority of the public school population, went before its highest state court Tuesday to defend how it is paying for its school students education which has been challenged by hundreds of its school districts. The Texas Supreme Court, with a makeup of nine Republican judges,…

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AMICI URGE TEXAS SUPREME COURT TO AFFIRM STATE’S SCHOOL FUNDING IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Austin, Texas – On August 11, 2015, several Texas organizations and the national Education Law Center (ELC) filed a friend of the court, or amicus,brief in support of the state’s economically disadvantaged and English Language Learner (ELL) students in the Texas Supreme Court, urging the Court to affirm the trial court’s ruling in Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coalition v….

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Lawmaker Urges San Antonio to challenge Abbott Veto on East Side Project

Gov axed $132M in state funds to rehab S.A.’s G.J. Sutton complex AUSTIN — State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer is imploring San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor and the City Council to consider challenging Gov. Greg Abbott’s axing of $132 million in state funding earmarked to rehab the G.J. Sutton complex after questions arose this week…

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Texas is 9th Worst State for Kids, Despite Some Progress

2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book highlights challenges facing the next generation of Texans AUSTIN, Texas — Texas remains one of the ten worst states for kids, according to the new national KIDS COUNT® Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, though there were a few bright spots for the Lone Star State including improved math proficiency…

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Legislative Budget Wrap-Up

Source: Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPP) Lawmakers approved a $209 billion budget at the end of May for 2016-17, leaving many of Texas’ critical needs underfunded in favor of passing $3.8 billion in tax cuts. Our wrap-up breaks down the numbers in key areas of health and wellness, education, and more.   SHARE THIS…

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TLEC Post-Legislative Session Statement

The Texas Latino Education Coalition’s Highlights [and Lowlights] of the 84th Legislature The 84th Legislature had a historic opportunity to advance educational opportunities for Latino school children and public schools, but fell woefully short. Armed with a strong economy and low taxes, the Texas Legislature had the ingredients ripe for investing in its public schools…

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Governor Abbott Delivers State of the State Address

Governor Abbott delivered his first State of the State Address in the Chambers of the Texas House of Representative with a room filled of lawmakers who fuel the political fabric of our state.  The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber is proud to see its efforts on “The Impact of Early Childhood Education on Economic Development in…

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Texas Loan Forgiveness Program for Health Professionals

Texas Loan Forgiveness Program for Health Professionals SHARE THIS POST

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