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Texas Democrats’ long-awaited lieutenant governor hopeful Leticia Van de Putte announced her candidacy in San Antonio to a roomful of applause, mariachi music and Texas flags.
This summer Eric Alva joined the fight in his hometown in favor of a proposal to update the city code to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and military status.
The Senate Education Committee took up a proposal to eliminate the STAAR writing test for 4th and 7th graders as well. Lawmakers also hinted at an interim study on the state’s process for developing the standards those tests are based on.
After a delay Friday, the Senate finally passed House Bill 5, the session’s big education bill limiting state testing in high school and altering high school graduation plans.
The Eagle Ford Shale legislative caucus met for the first time to discuss the economic impact of the oil and gas industry in South Texas.
The Texas Senate voted 27-0 to pass a set of Senate rules that preserves the all-important two-thirds tradition.
Zaffirini’s nomination roast continued with a nod to Van de Putte’s 12 kids and grandchildren gathered around her desk. “I’m not sure when she became an advocate for Planned Parenthood,” Zaffirini said, “but I bet her children are glad it wasn’t earlier.”