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3rd Annual Texas/OU Weekend Kickoff Fundraiser
October 12, 2012 | Mattito's

You are cordially invited to State Representative Eric Johnson's 3rd Annual Texas/OU Weekend Kickoff Fundraiser.

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The Centurion - Spring Newsletter
April 20, 2012 | Dallas, TX
Centurion Update - District Convention News, Earth Day in District 100, and a Special Anniversary.

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Elite News MLK Parade and Festival
January 9, 2012 | Dallas, TX

State Representative Eric Johnson has been named Grand Marshal for the Elite News 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Festival.

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MLK Jr. Community Center Awards Banquet and Parade
January 6, 2012 | Dallas, TX

State Representative Eric Johnson named keynote speaker and Grand Marshal for Dallas' Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center's 30th Annual Awards Banquet and Parade.

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Fall 2011 Legislative Newsletter
December 18, 2011 | Dallas, TX

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Texas Women's University - Winter Commencement
December 16, 2011 | Denton, TX

In my first ever commencement speech, I speak to the graduates about the importance of investing wisely. The video starts about a minute into my speech.

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NewDEAL Leader Eric Johnson
December 14, 2011 | Dallas, TX

NewDEAL Leader Eric Johnson shares his idea to grow progress by spurring innovative approaches to prevent kids from dropping out.

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Press Release
December 14, 2011 | Dallas, TX

Eric Johnson Selected as One of Nation's Top Pro-Growth Progressive Leaders

Today, Texas State Representative Eric Johnson was selected as one of ten rising leaders from across the country to join the NewDEAL, a recently launched national network that is committed to highlighting innovative ideas from state and local elected leaders who are pro-growth progressives.

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Press Release
December 9, 2011 | Dallas, TX

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson endorses State Representative Eric Johnson for re-election and nominates him for American Council of Young Political Leaders

"Eric Johnson's focus on education, his resistance to short-sighted state budget cuts, and his ability to work across party lines in order to get things done is exactly what we need in Austin, particularly at this time," said Congresswoman Johnson. "I am endorsing Eric Johnson for re-election to the Texas House and nominated him for ACYPL because I believe he is a genuine public servant who has a tremendous future ahead of him."

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Press Release
December 7, 2011 | Dallas, TX

State Representative Eric Johnson files for re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in District 100

"I want to return to Austin for the 83rd Texas Legislature so I can work to make education, from Pre-K to PhD, a real priority in our state. Without a renewed focus on education, Texas will be unable to compete in the global marketplace in which we now find ourselves," said Representative Johnson.

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Host Committee
December 8, 2011 | Home of Mira and Khraish Khraish

You are cordially invited to a fundraising reception honoring the Dallas Regional Chamber's First Annual Courage in Public Service Awardee, State Representative Eric Johnson.

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Texas/OU Weekend Kickoff Fundraiser
October 7, 2011 | Mattito's

You are cordially invited to State Representative Eric Johnson's Texas/OU Weekend Kickoff Fundraiser.

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Special Town Hall Meeting
September 29, 2011 | Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center

Will Higher Education Be Beyond the Grasp of Most Dallas Families in the Future?

Come Join the Discussion with Special Guest Raymund A. Paredes, Ph.D., Commissioner of Higher Education

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Editorial: State funds could strengthen key Dallas campuses
June 15, 2011 | Dallas Morning News

As the 2011 Legislature began, Rep. Eric Johnson, D-Dallas, had dreams of creating a pilot program that would flood participating middle schools with resources to improve them. Grades 6, 7 and 8 are often the last chance to get students back on track so they can graduate from high school and head to college or a good job. Johnson naturally was interested in southern Dallas middle schools, since he represents some of the area.

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Legislative Update - June 2011
June 8, 2011
  • Representative Johnson's Bills Await Governor's Signature
  • Fighting the Devastating Budget Cuts
  • Working to Reign in Payday Lending Abuses
  • Providing Leadership on Higher Education
  • Rev. M.L. Curry Serves as House Pastor of the Day
  • Capitol Intern Spotlight
  • Summer Internships Available
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Dallas’ Eric Johnson not your average freshman lawmaker
May 28, 2011 | Gromer Jefferes Jr. | Dallas Morning News

For a freshman, Dallas Rep. Eric Johnson has done well for himself. One of only 49 Democrats in the 150-member House, he scored plum assignments on the powerful Appropriations and Higher Education committees. Most recently, Speaker Joe Straus appointed him to a new oversight committee on higher education. Johnson has perhaps more clout than any minority party member with so little legislative experience.

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Texas charities fear House proposal on specialty license plates could cost them
May 13, 2011 | Kim Horner | Dallas Morning News

"When the state collects a fee or tax for a specific purpose, the monies collected shouldn’t be used to certify the budget or to fund other programs," Johnson said in a prepared statement. "Holding back half of the dollars that Texans are giving to charitable causes through license plate purchases is yet another sad consequence of our state’s leaders’ refusal to even consider more extensive use of our state’s rainy day fund."

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Editorial: Move These Bills
May 6, 2011 | Dallas Morning News

Forcing law-breaking lawmakers to forfeit their state pensions post-conviction should be an easy call. Rep. Eric Johnson’s bill, HB 246, would close a loophole and bar state officials who commit corruption-related felonies from collecting pension benefits. The Dallas Democrat’s legislation has support in both chambers and was passed out of committee unanimously. But it has slowed as the clock runs down. Leaders must ensure that HB 246 is placed on the calendar for a floor vote. Lawmakers should be able to make quick work of this common-sense proposal to stop felons from cashing in on tax-supported benefits.

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Legislative Update - May 2011
May 2, 2011
  • Representative Johnson Celebrates His First Year in Office
  • Representative Johnson Passes First Two Bills Out of Texas House
  • Kappa Day at the Kappatol
  • Redistricting Update
  • Pastor Michael Hubbard Delivers House Invocation
  • Capitol Intern Spotlight
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Legislative Update - April 2011
March 30, 2011
  • Representative Johnson's Bills Move Through the House
  • Dallas Morning News Ranks Representatives
  • Texas House to Vote on Massive Budget Cuts
  • District 100: A Brief History
  • Capitol Intern Spotlight
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Texas House panel approves budget cutting state aid to public schools
March 23, 2011 | Robert T. Garrett | Dallas Morning News

Rep. Eric Johnson, D-Dallas, a freshman member of the House appropriations panel who voted "no" on the budget, noted that it is $23 billion short of maintaining current programs, if inflation and population growth are considered. It also would leave $6.2 billion in the rainy day fund.

 "Texas Republicans today are demanding that we make devastating cuts that will hurt Texas’ school-aged, elderly and disabled populations — cuts that they would never suggest for their own families," Johnson said. "It is unconscionable that such brutal cuts are being proposed while billions of dollars sit unspent in the state’s savings account."

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Legislative Update - March 2011
March 9, 2011
  • Representative Johnson Honors District 100 Academic Achievement
  • Legislation Filed to Combat Predatory Payday Lending
  • Using the Rainy Day Fund to Address the Budget Shortfall
  • Representative Johnson Defends Insurance Consumer Protection Agency
  • Fighting to Protect Higher Education
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Freshman Dallas lawmaker tries to ease clean-air budget cuts
February 17, 2011 | Robert T. Garrett | Dallas Morning News

On his first day as a real, live, marking-up-the-budget Texas state budget writer, Rep. Eric Johnson tried to tote fair with the home folks. The freshman Dallas Democrat sprang a plan on his Appropriations subcommittee colleagues that would restore nearly one-quarter of a proposed $225 million cut in programs that use financial carrots to persuade people and companies to get rid of smoke-belching, dirty-polluting cars and diesel-fired heavy equipment. The programs, with exotic names TERP and LIRAP, are especially important to Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston.

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Methodist hospital pleads with lawmakers to avoid Medicaid cuts
February 11, 2011 | Jason Roberson | Dallas Morning News

Rep. Eric Johnson, D-Dallas, took a tour of Methodist Dallas Medical Center with Mansfield on Friday. He was emphatic about his opposition to reducing Medicaid fees.

"I’m going to do what I have to do to stand up for the hospital and anyone in my district," Johnson said. "I’m 100 percent on their side."

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Legislative Update - February 2011
February 10, 2011
  • Representative Johnson Appointed to Appropriations and Higher Education Committees
  • Representative Johnson's Filed Legislation
  • District 100 Residents Come to Capitol for Swearing-In Day
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A Message from Representative Johnson on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 17, 2011

Celebrating the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Dallas Freshmen Lawmakers Enter Electric Atmosphere
January 11, 2011 | Gromer Jeffers Jr. | Dallas Morning News

"My No. 1 priority is that Texas doesn’t balance the budget on the backs of working-class people," Johnson said. "I want to make sure that the Republican super-majority understands that real people need help. We’re going to have a fight on our hands, but I’m up to it."

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Editorial: Felonious Lawmakers Should Forfeit Pensions
December 28, 2010 | Dallas Morning News

Clearly, legislators have plenty of work to do to strengthen Texas ethics laws. But newly minted Rep. Eric Johnson has kick-started this process with common-sense legislation that would force state officials who commit felonies connected to their official duties to forfeit their public pension benefits.

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