Category: Government Affairs (Featured)

NISD Bond 2014
Hispanic Chamber board votes to support NISD Bond 2014

On Wednesday, April 23, 2014 the Board of Directors of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SAHCC) voted to support the Northside Independent School District’s (NISD) $648.34 million bond issuance, so that the District continues to provide quality education for their students and Bexar County. The Hispanic Chamber is encouraging NISD to follow the…

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Hispanic Chamber champions education resolution at City Council

San Antonio, TX – On Thursday, April 17, 2014 the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce went before City Council to stress the importance of Algebra II in support of a City Council resolution urging all School Districts throughout San Antonio to make the Distinguished Achievement plan the default graduation plan for high school education…

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SA to DC 2014 with your Hispanic Chamber

Every year, a delegation of business and civic leaders travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with key members of Congress, White House officials, cabinet members and military leaders. During this unpredictable political climate and challenging economic times, it is imperative for the businesses of San Antonio to be heard in Washington, D.C.  This year’s  SA…

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Hispanic Chamber votes in favor of requiring Algebra II for Texas Public Schools

SAN ANTONIO, TX – The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced its full support to urge the State Board of Education (SBOE) to ensure that Algebra II is included in all endorsement tracks for high school education across Texas. The decision to support Algebra II as a requirement for Texas public schools came after…

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SAtoDC
36th Annual SA to DC Trip

A delegation of business and civic leaders will travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with key members of Congress, White House officials, cabinet members and military leaders. During this unpredictable political climate and challenging economic times, it is imperative for the businesses of San Antonio to be heard in Washington, D.C. The Hispanic Chamber needs…

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Pathway to Citizenship
The Economic Benefits of Providing a Path to Earned Citizenship

Our country is stronger when everyone has a stake, everyone pays their taxes and fulfills their responsibilities, and everyone is equally invested in our common future. It makes no sense to tell a major and sizeable group of people who are willing to work hard, learn English, pay taxes, and raise American children that they…

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Sheryl Scully Visit
San Antonio City Manager visits with Hispanic Chamber

Today, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business and Government Affairs committees joined to hear the San Antonio City Manager, Sheryl Scully, speak on the Fiscal Year 2014 proposed annual operating and capital budgets.  Sheryl expressed that the proposed budget is balanced, there is no city property tax rate increase, maintains current public…

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Lawmakers Pass Roads Cash Plan, Adjourn Special Session

The Texas Legislature adjourned its third special session since May on Monday night after passing a measure estimated to increase transportation funding by $1.2 billion annually if Texas voters approve it next year.  It was the third try by lawmakers since the end of the regular session to pass a measure to boost funding for…

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Capital.2013
83rd Lege’s Regular Session: What Happened, What Didn’t

It’s been a whirlwind of an end to the 83rd Legislature’s regular session, and with Monday’s announcement of a special session, lawmakers aren’t done. Here’s a look at the deals reached and the measures that fell short during the 140 days of the regular session.  by Texas Tribune Staff Click here for full article SHARE THIS…

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Higher Education
Hispanic Chamber embraces Governor’s recommendations to increase higher education money to South Texas

Today Governor Rick Perry announced his recommendation of making the Permanent University Fund (PUF) available to South Texas in his State of the State Speech.  Historically, the PUF has made additional money accessible to the University of Texas and the Texas A&M Systems, both of which encompass a large majority of Texas’ public university students….

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