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Capitol Report: Combatting Voter Fraud, NPR Interview & More
Posted by Troy Williams on April 25, 2017 at 6:55 PM

We have a little over a month left in the 85th Texas Legislature and are heading into the most hectic part of the session.  Follow me on Facebook and Twitter to get daily updates every step of the way as we approach the Legislature's end, or sine die

Here are some important updates from last week.

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Capitol Report: Bill Layouts, Houston Chronicle Article & More
Posted by Troy Williams on April 18, 2017 at 3:59 PM

There are less than six weeks left in the 85th Texas Legislature.  As we approach this session's final days, the Texas Capitol is abuzz with activity as members strive to advance their legislation through the process before final adjournment, known as sine die.

Here are some important updates from last week.

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Capitol Report: Princeton's Students and Alumni of Color Symposium, Budget Debate & More
Posted by Troy Williams on April 11, 2017 at 3:41 PM

There are only seven weeks left of the 85th Texas Legislature and less than four weeks remain for House Committees to take up and consider House bills.  This week, I will be laying out three important pieces of legislation: House Bill 3972 to protect senior citizens from financial exploitation, House Bill 1489 to freeze the pay of state agency heads who fail to meet contracting goals with women and minority-owned businesses, and House Bill 2480 to combat involuntary displacement in gentrifying areas of West Dallas and South Dallas.

Here are some updates from last week and key information to keep you informed on what is happening in the Legislature.

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Rep. Johnson's Op/Ed in the Texas Tribune
Posted by Troy Williams on April 06, 2017 at 9:04 AM

Last month, a federal court ruled that, in 2011, the Texas Legislature intentionally drew three congressional districts in a way that violated the constitutional and voting rights of minorities.  Representative Johnson published an op/ed this week in the Texas Tribune about the Legislature's failure to address this issue.  Read the op/ed here.

Reshaping the Dallas County Democratic Party
Posted by Troy Williams on April 06, 2017 at 8:58 AM

Last week, the Dallas Observer published an article discussing major flaws and issues within the Dallas County Democratic Party and the need for new leadership.  We need new ideas, new candidates, new party leaders, and hopefully we will get new results in places where we haven't won in a long, long time.  Read the article here

 

Capitol Report: Radio Interview, Texas Tribune Redistricting Op/Ed & More
Posted by Troy Williams on April 04, 2017 at 3:44 PM


There are less than eight weeks left in the 85th Texas Legislature.  This week, the Texas House will debate the state budget.  Passing a budget is the only action the Texas Legislature is constitutionally required to take when it meets biennially, and with more than 400 pre-filed amendments, the debate will be extensive.  Tune in here to watch the Texas House debate the budget on Thursday.  Here are some important updates from last week.

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