In the latest edition of the Round-Up, Scott discusses a proposal to establish a statewide ban on texting while driving. He also mentions Sunset legislation for the Railroad Commission of Texas, which doesn't actually regulate railroads in the state.
In the latest edition of the Round-Up, Scott discusses the passage of the deadline to fill bills in 85th Regular Session. He also mentions Rep. Howard's HB 223, which would allow school districts to use Compensatory Education funding to provide daycare services for teen parents who are at risk of dropping out.
In this latest Capitol update, Scott discusses foster care, immigration, women's health, and nursing. That includes Rep. Howard's HB 279, which would extend the Women's Health Advisory Committee for another two years; and HB 280, which would establish a grant program to help prevent violence against nurses in the health care workplace.
It's another Capitol Update! Scott mentions some foster care legislation that is moving toward the House floor, and provides information on how to track bills, issues, and topics throughout the session.
We're back for another weekly update, with information on House committee assignments and Rep. Howard's HB 391, which would allow public universities to opt out of the campus carry law.
This week's Capitol update discusses the Governor's State of the State address, as well as legislation targeting Sanctuary Cities. Also mentioned is the Governor's action to cut funding to vital programs in Travis County, as well as a new crowdfunding site to help make up for that loss in state grants.
This week's Capitol update discusses Rep. Howard's HB 941, which would establish a pilot program to distribute Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives in public schools. Also mentioned are the upcoming State of the State address, Muslim Day at the Capitol on that same date, and a potential avenue for the Lt. Governor to implement a private school voucher program which would divert money away from public education.
The weekly update is back, with a quick discussion on the Presidential Inauguration, the Women's March at the Capitol, and the filing of the Senate Appropriations Bill.