It excludes labor unions, which bill sponsors said were carved out because they already operate political action committees subject to reporting rules.
State Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, expressed concerns that the University of Texas System is withholding documents from legislators in a letter she sent Wednesday to UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa.
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So I would think that these groups must be supportive of this legislation, because it doesn’t seem like they want us hiding things.”
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shove, to lawmakers’ efforts to pay for transportation and water infrastructure projects out of the state’s Rainy Day Fund.
Zaffirini's Senate Bill 1882 adds language specifying that the provision granting lawmakers privileged access to records at state agencies also applies to communications between attorneys and clients.
The Legislature has resisted similar bills in previous sessions, and Carona's legislation isn't expected to break the trend. But Carona, who chairs the committee, said a more united push from gambling interests this year bodes well for the future of such efforts.
Her surprise victory last fall and her Tea Party status has increased talk of a more moderate, establishment-backed candidate entering the ring.
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“The process is designed to kill bill and none of them are easy,” King said regarding the fact that on average, fewer than 15 percent of the bills filed in each session become law.”
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“Right now, Texans are paying for abortion coverage that they don’t know is in their plans and that they’ll never use,” said John Seago, legislative director for Texas Right to Life. “This is a customer transparency issue.”
"They say they want to give them choices, they even called them trapped," Thomas Ratliff, a GOP member of the State Board of Education, said at the rally, according to The Associated Press. "I have news for you, they're not trapped. … They do have choices and they choose to stay in their local public schools."
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