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Texas State Senators Call for Preservation of the DREAM Act

Texas State Senators Call for Preservation of the DREAM Act
Amid recent attempts to repeal the DREAM Act in Texas, eleven state senators are calling for the preservation of the legislation that offers in-state tuition to students who have lived in Texas for over three years regardless of immigration status. The law has been a popular target for repeal among Republicans.
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Personal Problems at Heart of TX Gov Perry's Attempt to Oust University Head

Personal Problems at Heart of TX Gov Perry's Attempt to Oust University Head
Texas Governor Rick Perry is trying to get the successful President of the University of Texas, Bill Powers, fired. Personal problems have marred their relationship since Powers was the Dean of UT's Law school.
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Rick Perry Is Quietly Encouraging Texans to Sign Up for Obamacare

Rick Perry Is Quietly Encouraging Texans to Sign Up for Obamacare
Governor Rick Perry has always been one of the Affordable Care Act's most vocal opponents. He's called it a "monstrosity," a "stomach punch to the economy," and a "felony." But that hasn't stopped him from telling Texans to sign up for health coverage from the law. That's right — Rick Perry's administration is encouraging Texans to enroll in the ACA's health insurance exchanges.
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Perry: Obamacare is a 'Monstrosity,' But Give Us More Money For It

Perry: Obamacare is a 'Monstrosity,' But Give Us More Money For It
Texas is home to some of the nation's most vocal opponents of the Affordable Care Act. Governor Rick Perry  has called it a "monstrosity" and a "stomach punch to the American economy," while Senator Ted Cruz has been leading the charge to defund Obamacar
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Tax Cuts vs Investment: Economic Experiments in the Heartland

Tax Cuts vs Investment: Economic Experiments in the Heartland
Stark contrasts in the economic policies of Texas, Kansas and Missouri will show further evidence of what it takes to lure quality employment — or minimum wage jobs — to a community. Large tax cuts and even larger cuts to education stand in one corner, entrepreneurial businesses offering good salaries may stand in the other. America will see.
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Missouri Condemns Texas Gov Perry's Attempt to Poach Jobs

Missouri Condemns Texas Gov Perry's Attempt to Poach Jobs
Texas Governor Rick Perry (r) is making a trip to Missouri to supposedly poach jobs. The television and radio ad text running in Missouri from a press release from Governor Perry (r):
....This is Texas Governor Rick Perry. Like most businesses, Missouri companies are looking for stability in their state's business environment. Before they invest in the future, they want to know they're investing wisely.
Unfortunately your governor vetoed a bill that would have lowered taxes and controlled wasteful spendin
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Health Care Reform Hurdles: Almost 60 Percent of Uninsured Texans Are Hispanic

Health Care Reform Hurdles:  Almost 60 Percent of Uninsured Texans Are Hispanic
Even in the state with the highest uninsured rate in the country, Hispanics in Texas stand out as having among the worst uninsured rates of any population. Almost 60 percent of the uninsured in Texas are Hispanic, representing over 3 million people. Though much of this group will be newly eligible for health insurance in October, translating eligibility into enrollment isn't as easy as it sounds.
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Rick Perry Calls Third Special Session, GOP Rep Demands Wendy Davis Pay for Costs

Rick Perry Calls Third Special Session, GOP Rep Demands Wendy Davis Pay for Costs
That groan you hear emanating from downtown Austin is the collective exasperation of staffers and lawmakers who are about to be called back for a third special session this summer. The House and Senate ran out of time to finish a transportation funding plan, in part because much of the second special session was spent on a high-profile fight against anti-woman legislation designed to block access to abortion in Texas.
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Embattled TX Candidate to Replace Rick Perry Investigating Scandal Ridden Agency He Once Headed

Embattled TX Candidate to Replace Rick Perry Investigating Scandal Ridden Agency He Once Headed
An article examining Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's oversight of a state-funded cancer prevention and research agency, or lack thereof, during his years serving on the organization's governing board isn't too flattering. Allegedly, the 2014 candidate for governor "exercised no oversight as the agency made misstep after misstep in awarding tens of millions of dollars to commercial interests."
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Looming Impeachment of Governor Perry Appointee Complicates Future Plans

Looming Impeachment of Governor Perry Appointee Complicates Future Plans
Governor Rick Perry hasn't exactly had a smooth transition into his (yet to be announced) 2nd run for President. His initial announcement that he would not seek re-election was postponed due to the epic events surrounding Wendy Davis' filibuster in the Senate. Now, Wallace Hall, UT regent and Perry appointee, is one step closer to being impeached by the Texas legislature.
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