Daily Archives: February 25, 2013

Bad Bill: Matt Krause’s License to Discriminate

House Bill 360  Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) Under this bill Rep. Matt Krause wants to allow student organizations, even those at private schools, to discriminate. Student organizations must currently follow their university’s nondiscrimination policies, and most colleges and universities …

Federal Immigration Reform Proposals Ignore Workers’ Rights

The Austin-based nonprofit organization, Workers Defense Project, says workers’ rights need to be part of the conversation as legislators in Washington, D.C. hash out immigration reform. On Thursday the group released a study, “Build a Better Nation,” that found 50 percent of all construction workers in Texas are undocumented.

Lawmaker Wants to Limit Challenges to Harold Simmons’ Radioactive Waste Dump

Citizen challenges to a West Texas radioactive waste dump owned by Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons would be limited under legislation filed by Rep. Drew Darby.

Higher Ed Leaders Want Financial Aid Priority for Community College Transfers

The Texas Association of Community Colleges and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board want community college transfer students to go to the front of the line for Texas’ scholarship program.