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Report Slams Uvalde Police Handling of School Shooting

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:18 min | 2 months ago

Report Slams Uvalde Police Handling of School Shooting

"This uvalde police thing is beyond belief. One praise that this is just. That this is just a elaboration that this is not something that is at all typical. Of police forces and generally it isn't, but it is it has been it's an amazing thing. Let me get this report back here. The reports land the police for failing to prayers is the Texas from the Texas legislature. Texas House committee. The reports land the police were caught failing to prioritize saving the lives of innocent victims over their own safety. 77 page document blasted system failures and egregious poor decision making. By merely all those in power during the May 24th attack, cops failed to follow the active shooter doctrine imposed after the 1999 Columbine high school massacre by not engaging with Ramos. The school's safety protocol for keeping doors to classrooms locked and shut during school hours was not adhered to.

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"texas legislature" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

03:32 min | 6 months ago

"texas legislature" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"It's here and now The Texas legislature has ended its term for the year but already the lieutenant governor has identified a top priority for next year's session Dan Patrick wants to abolish academic tenure at all Texas public universities Houston public media is Andrew Schneider explains why and what it might mean if Patrick succeeds One of the most high profile new laws Texas passed last year was a ban on teaching critical race theory in grades K through 12 in February the University of Texas and Austin's faculty council voted overwhelmingly to reject any efforts by the legislature to restrict or dictate what they could teach Lieutenant governor Patrick struck back immediately So what we will propose to do is end all tenure for all new hires Academic tenure is designed to protect professors from being dismissed without good cause In theory it's meant to protect academic freedom Under Patrick's proposal already tenured professors would be reviewed annually rather than the current every 6 years And Patrick said he'd also seek to change what constitutes good cause for revoking tenure That is the law will change the state teaching critical race theory is prima facie evidence of good calls for tenure revocation Less than a quarter of the people teaching at American colleges and universities are tenured But such a move could have ramifications for all faculty members That's the concern of Peter Rene who teaches political science at Texas southern university He's an adjunct professor in other words not tenured If tenure goes away and professors full-time professors are not protected then our status would have to change We could not stay on the same status because there was no differentiation between us and full professors So what would that mean for state universities in Texas Henry reichman author of the book understanding academic freedom says it would lead to an exodus of the system's most talented faculty members As good people will say I don't want to work there I said no job security I'll be reviewed every year and they could fire me in a whim Reichman says that wouldn't just affect disciplines like English or history where race is likely to come up but also subjects like physics and engineering and that could have serious consequences down the road for the state's economy Texas eliminating tenure could also have nationwide consequences Neo Hutchins who teaches higher education at the university of Mississippi says some Republican leaning states will look at Texas as a model and pass similar laws particularly as the controversy over critical race theory dominates election year politics On the other hand I think states that instead say you know what we're going to continue to protect and even try to strengthen our higher education systems including the academic freedom rights for our professors I think they actually gained a competitive advantage Because I think that they're going to be places that people see as more desirable to work Texas public universities aren't going to wait for that brain drain to start Pat heinselman is president of the Texas faculty association which represents higher education employees We have to fight this at the legislature and we're going to get started soon We are starting higher education makes up a powerful lobbying force but lieutenant governor Patrick tends to get his way on his top priorities He's just announced plans to merge the Senate higher education committee into the Senate education.

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Justice Department sues Texas over new voting law

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 11 months ago

Justice Department sues Texas over new voting law

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the bike did ministration sues Texas over new voting restrictions the bite did ministration has sued the Texas over new rules for mail in voting requirements and voter assistance the justice department argues the new rules violate federal civil rights protections Senate bill one has been a point of contention in the Texas legislature for months more than fifty Democrats in the state legislature walked out and decamped to Washington this summer bringing proceedings to a halt for thirty eight days Texas is among at least eighteen states that have enacted new voting restrictions since the twenty twenty election in part driven by former president Donald trump's false claims that the election was stolen hi

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Governor Greg Abbott Bars Vaccine Mandates in Texas

Mike Gallagher Podcast

00:36 sec | 1 year ago

Governor Greg Abbott Bars Vaccine Mandates in Texas

"Texas governor Greg Abbott yesterday issued another executive order cracking down on COVID-19 vaccine mandates. This time banning any Texas entity, including private businesses from requiring vaccinations for employees or customers. Abbott called on the legislature to pass a law with the same effect. I'll bet the Texas legislature will pass it. The American people are not standing for vaccine mandates. In the private sector.

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"texas legislature" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

04:26 min | 1 year ago

"texas legislature" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"And students in grades K through 12 He made the announcement at San Francisco middle school Once the FDA approves the vaccination in different cohorts starting with 12 and above grade 7 to 12 we will begin to apply that requirement in the next term That's January 1st 2022 FDA approval could come as early as November governor Newsom says the mandate does include grades K through 6 but the details are still months away It also includes religious and medical exemptions and President Biden is taking aim at cyber threats for cybersecurity awareness month in a statement this week the Biden administration said it will be partnering with 30 countries to combat growing and shared cyber and ransomware attacks And that's the very latest I'm Jim Forbes Former president Trump is again pushing for Texas to do a full audit of last year's presidential election Lisa Taylor has more The former president says the Texas legislature needs to pass Senate Bill 47 because it will help to conduct a strong and real review and make sure Texans believe and trust elections He also criticized the Texas Secretary of State's plan to audit for counties calling it weak and risk limiting Trump says a full audit will have a big impact on next year's election in the 2024 election He's been pushing for a full audit for a few weeks I'm Liza Taylor Pfizer is expected to ask the FDA for emergency use authorization of its COVID vaccine in kids aged 5 through 11 Right now it's the only vaccine that has been granted emergency use authorization for kids 12 and out The FDA has scheduled an advisory committee meeting for October 26th in anticipation for the request acting commissioner doctor Janet woodcock said the agency intends to evaluate data from a comprehensive clinical trial to ensure the vaccine is safe and effective on young children Nick Cannon is helping to pay off the college debt of 7 HBCU students Brian shook has more The actor and rapper did so after teaming up with thurgood Marshall college fund and the united Negro college the students were invited to the Nick Cannon show where they talked about their experiences as college students and the things they've had to overcome to be where they are now Little did they know that cannon had something up his sleeve He hopes this inspires more HBCU students while also trying to emphasize the economic hurdles that exist for many black and brown students I'm Brian shook And Neiman Marcus is telling millions of its customers their data was compromised following a data breach last year in a statement released Thursday the department store says 4.6 million customers were affected However the company says 85% of them were either expired or invalid I'm Jim Forbes Now this Bloomberg sports update Gary Sanchez and rug I don't do or both struck out with two runners on base to blunder 9 bending rally and the Yankees lead atop the American League wild card race got even tighter below four to three loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night at Yankee Stadium the Yankees edge fell to one game over Boston and two games over Toronto after those contenders won their games for the Red Sox hunter Renfro and Bobby down backhead back to back homers during a four run 6th am a Red Sox defeated Washington four to two to remain one game behind the Yankees for that first wildcard spot As for Toronto they defeated Baltimore 6 to four and so the Yankee magic number for clinching a wild card earth remains a two after their loss to the rays wander Franco's two run single in the 9th game of rays of four one lead the Yankees made it close on the bottom of the 9th on a bond RBI single by Joey Gallo in a Brent gardener RBI single Jean Carlos Stanton had two hits in an RBI single as well The Met hold on to defeat the braves in Atlanta four to three Brandon Nemo two homers in the game he now is 8 on the year Tyler McGill gets the Wendy's foreign 6 Edwin Diaz picks up his 32nd save Preseason hockey the devil's defeat in the rangers by the score of 7 to one no dreading football on Bloomberg 11 three O the 9th ranked no drilling fighting Irish hosting 7th rain Cincinnati while a pregame show gets underway at one 30 kick off at two 30 later this afternoon Tom Brady returning to Gillette stadium in Foxborough Sunday Night as the Buccaneers meet the Patriots Brady won 6 super bowls with the Patriots over a 20 year career and.

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"texas legislature" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

01:52 min | 1 year ago

"texas legislature" Discussed on KTRH

"Session of the Texas Legislature is joining the House and Senate Gavaldon yesterday for a brief meeting. Mr Metcalf moves the House recess until Thursday at 10 A.m.. Is there. Objection. The chair has none. The House and the recess House will then reconvene next Monday. The Senate has already found bills on redistricting requiring high school athletes participating in sports of their birth, gender. And making it a crime of dogs or unlawfully restrained. All the head of Homeland Security, says they are now proceeding and removing the thousands of Haitian migrants who are living under the International bridge on the Texas border. We are very concerned. That Haitians who are taking this irregular migration path are receiving false information that the border is open. Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is was in Del Rio yesterday for a briefing. He said that there will be 23 flight today. Returning these Haitian nationals to their island home. Upwards of 12,000 migrants remain under the Del Rio International Bridge. Governor Greg Abbott wants a federal emergency declaration for the border crisis. Those coming across the southern border are not required to be vaccinated. But folks coming here by plane will soon have to be starting in early November, all foreign nationals will be required to show proof of vaccination and a negative coronavirus tests before entering the United States. White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Science. This new system allows us to implement strict protocols to prevent the spread of covid from passengers. Find internationally fully vaccinated travelers will no longer need to quarantine. The policy does not apply the border crossings by land. Rachel Sutherland Fox News is the police chief Troy Fitter is remembering Officer Billy Jeffrey is a hero and close friend Jeffrey was killed in a shootout while serving a drug warrant. Yesterday morning. One years of service. Just a few days short of that most.

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"texas legislature" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

KLIF 570 AM

02:24 min | 1 year ago

"texas legislature" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

"Morning With Dave Williams and Amy Schade Ra Good Wednesday morning, our top story this morning, Texans continue to voice opinions on the Republican led election integrity bill that was signed into law. In Tyler on Tuesday, East Texans on both sides of the argument gathered outside of the bill signing yesterday. Focusing the goal is voter suppression period If Texas turns blue Wanted to be to turn blue legally and rightly with only people that are truly registered to vote. In Texas. The bill limits access to mail in ballots and bands. 24 hour voting in Texas. Critics call it discriminatory. While Republicans believe the law makes it easy to vote and hard to cheat. The Texas House Republican caucus is praising the accomplishments of Both special legislative sessions as the governor announced the date for a third special session. State representative Glen Rogers points out that after the regular session ended states Revenue estimate increased by $7.5 billion. This increase allowed the Legislature to fund the 13th cheque for retired teachers as well as fun, foster care, more security and other things. Governor. Abbott is called the third special session to take up redistricting vaccine mandates and other items that will begin September 20th while the governor continues to defend the New Texas abortion law. That story is coming up next, but first right now, traffic on the five at 705 years Bill Jackson. In Dallas on 9 30 eastbound that looked what Walton Walker Iraq blocks two lanes. It's backed up past MacArthur and Luke, Fort Walton, Walker, northbound and Singleton. Only the right lane is open to get past a big crash. So that's not stop and go all the way from spur 408. George Bush turned bikes up on your valley view of collision is just being cleared out of the way heading into Grand Prairie on I 20 West Fund, Your Mountain Creek Parkway, a rank has reported. So that's slow from Maine in Duncanville, continuing Western bounder around carrier part way in Grand Prairie. The accident was cleared, so it looks like some lingering delays, but those lanes of all reopened And in North Richland Hills on North would pay 20 eastbound past 3 77. An accident has backed up to beach with Caylee up traffic on the vibes. I'm Bill Jackson. Meteorologist Brad Barton. A slow moving cold front is giving us a nice North breeze across North Texas today in lower humidity,.

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Texas Abortion Ban Backlash Is Distraction From Other Issues: Cassidy

John and Ken on Demand

01:07 min | 1 year ago

Texas Abortion Ban Backlash Is Distraction From Other Issues: Cassidy

"This new law goes into affecting texas. Went into effect last week on wednesday and it's still guarding garnering. A great deal of attention. One of the funniest things i saw was the accusation that the texas law was nothing more. Hardly say this face. The texas abortion law was merely a distraction so we would stop paying attention to the dreadful the execution of the withdrawal out of afghanistan. That is an awesome conspiracy theory. Yeah that's joe. Biden introduced the the the texas fetal heartbeat law to the texas legislature to go into effect on september first knowing that he was going to screw up the withdrawal from afghanistan and he needed a distraction. So he was going to do. Some is who. I love people.

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"texas legislature" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

04:43 min | 1 year ago

"texas legislature" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

"To the beginning michelle. I just want to give you a chance. Because i know your inbox is flooded. Rebecca's flooded minus flooded by women. Saying what can i do. What's to be done. I would answer that on multiple fronts. I'm the first is to understand the political economics behind this and the importance of political empowerment the texas legislature has so gerrymandered voting rights in that state. That essentially what they've done is to create a a recreate a pattern of voting for those were of most economic means and sophistication et cetera. To be able to access the right to vote. Which means that on one level. It's really hard to vote these people out of office but that is really what is important here. The texas legislature does not represent the demographics of the state is overwhelmingly white and it is overwhelmingly male. So there needs to be greater balance in the texas legislature so the political process the politically calming process is incredibly important. And that requires resources. It requires information. It requires a certain sense of indefatigible in making sure that people are able to access the right the vote but also able to run for office. And so that's important. It's also important to understand that this may be kind of long arc of work to be done notice that those who are in the majority on the supreme court in the shadow docket opinion. Three of those are trump appointed Justices which means they're not going anywhere soon so it's important also not lose hope in this but it may be a fight for the long haul and not something that is just simply instant but it does mean greater resources being provided to help support people who are in texas who will be harmed by this law because they will have an immediate needs and that includes for some of them. It's already happening that they're going out of state in order to access abortion rights. Now that is something that may have a little impact on people who are wealthier and of means to be able to get up and go but for poor people. People who are working class been data is a huge barrier to being able to have the effective healthcare that they want so support in that way is also critically important. And then lastly and there's so much more we could write whole books on those in terms of what we need to do is important to understand that this is part of a national network of movement. And it's not the last that we will see and taxes because they're already gearing up for additional laws to be presented in the state legislature and for the governor to be able to sign. It's important to understand that that will serve as basically it is serving as an incubator for other states so those who are in other states that worry about this coming to a movie theater near them. It's important to pay attention and try to make sure that law such as this do not get enacted in their states that means voting that means being part of the political process That means putting more women in office and it also means being very mindful about the judicial process to many of the local state courts are one where people actually have to run for office and we have to think about this as not just being involved in the political process as it relates to who will serve on a legislative bodies but it also means being mindful about the people who are running to serve as judges In those states is well and people need to be mindful about that in texas and also in these other states because of law itself is written in a kind of way to make it very hard presumably for someone to actually seek some remedy from a federal court and yet that they would have to lean in into or file litigation that would be heard at the state court level while i disagree with that and certainly believe that the supreme court could have issued an injunction in this case it still raises an important matter with regard to who served on stage court and add one other thing too that too when we're thinking about elections people running for office and things like that is that every level a governing needs more. Women need more women.

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"texas legislature" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

The Charlie Kirk Show

05:47 min | 1 year ago

"texas legislature" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

"Connor he walked in with his pillow once because he just needed it in between breaks. It was so beautiful. And in fact i saw someone walking around with giza dream sheets and i was like. Why are you walking on these dream sheets. And they said look. Don't judge me. But when i take my cat nap at lunch i need my giza sheets. It was kind of weird but they did use promo code kirk so i gave him a fist. Bump mypillow dot com promo code kirk give high energy mike lindell not low energy like jeb. A boost mypillow dot com. Get a bunch of slippers dream sheets pillows and more promo code kirk so i want to get too many other topics here But let's get into election integrity. You see the side. They're not just upset about the texas pro-life law from they're also upset about the law that they say it's the hardest state in the country to vote in and tell us what's really going on in the fight for election integrity in the great attacks so we almost ended up in the same situation is georgia and arizona and some of these other states where we would be counting votes What we did differently in texas as we defended twelve lawsuits that were aimed in pretty liberal counties. Travis which is austin houston which is a bare kennywood san antonio and in those counties. We were sued over our laws related to mail in ballots and signature verification. We were fortunate. We had twelve of those. It was a major onslaught. We won every single one of those lawsuits so instead of counting votes on election day we had already protected our elections. Now what we're doing is we're actually expanding voting hours. And we're limiting some of the little tricks that were that were attempted in harris county and some other places to go beyond the legislature authorized as far as it relates voting. And so we've tried to tighten up male unbalanced by requiring photo. Id which i think is very significant because my office prosecutes Voter fraud. it's the only thing we prosecute. We have more voter fraud cases going now than we ever have. We have were five hundred cases in court another almost four hundred cases that were investigating and more than a majority of those relate to mail in ballot fraud so with legislature was trying to do was expand hours. Give more opportunity to vote. We already have two weeks early voting in texas so it's pretty significant but at the same time we realized we still have some voter fraud issues especially as it relates to mail in ballots. So i want to zero in on the said. There's five hundred cases that you've brought to to indictment. Is that right around for the we have. We have five hundred over five counts. That were prosecuting right now. We we have not brought him into indictment because covert actually shut the course down in texas for quite a while. We're and we're now we're wait. We're waiting line behind violent offenders to get those cases in but we have more cases going right now related to voter fraud than i think we've had in the entire history of texas if you add up the number that we're investigating plus the number that we're prosecuting. I think it's a larger number. All the cases ever prosecuted in texas. Can you give us a taste or an example of some of these cases. 'cause we are told every day with almost religious incantation voter fraud doesn't exist if you believe it. You're a racist bigot. Just give us one or two examples that your office uncovered and that will eventually get to trial. Yes so we had one in gregg county which is We had a commissioner win by like a few votes and we determined through our investigation. There had been over three hundred mail in ballots. That were fraudulently filled out. So we prosecuted that commissioner or. We are prosecuting that commissioner. We had we had another mayor win in in in south texas in in a town in south texas. It was the same type of issue male and ballot-fraud people voting that were supposed to vote. We we prosecuted One person who is illegal and she voted ten different times Clearly a violation of law. And so those are the types of things that we've prosecuted. And i would argue that. It actually has increased voting in texas because people vote when they have confidence in in the election being credible and so this is really important. Because we're told that voter fraud does not exist. But you're also setting an example. Here can that. If you violate the law you will also prosecute. It's not just like pay a fine that you could go to jail. And i think that's important because that'll that'll send some fear into some people that might be thinking that they can institutionally break our laws when it comes to voting. Yeah a we also are prosecuted. Woman admitted on tape that she had committed. Seven thousand violations of the laws gotten over seven thousand votes illegal yet and i will say this. We're one of the few states are actually doing these prosecutions. You hear the narrative overdose. I read it every day and every arctic. Oh there's no proof of voter fraud. Well that's not true in my state when i started. We only had one person. Prosecuting voter fraud one. One attorney i asked the legislature for more on that we now have three. Those people are busy. If i had more lawyers i could. If i had more lawyers allocated to this or could get more money. We would be prosecute even more voter fraud. And what i think is going on most states. Don't dedicate the resources to go find the fraud and then prosecute. I just think it's terrific. What your office is doing with that specific issue so many other states are not doing that in arizona. Attorney general mark berna vich. It looks like he's going to really zero in on this in arizona which were cheering for him to do that. And were you know. We're actually going to see him sometime soon. He has a big opportunity right now in arizona to go after a lot of this look. When was the last time you had american meat..

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Texas Legislature Expanding Voting Laws to Protect Election Integrity, Prevent Fraud

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:28 min | 1 year ago

Texas Legislature Expanding Voting Laws to Protect Election Integrity, Prevent Fraud

"Want to get too many other topics here But let's get into election integrity. You see the side. They're not just upset about the texas pro-life law from they're also upset about the law that they say it's the hardest state in the country to vote in and tell us what's really going on in the fight for election integrity in the great attacks so we almost ended up in the same situation is georgia and arizona and some of these other states where we would be counting votes What we did differently in texas as we defended twelve lawsuits that were aimed in pretty liberal counties. Travis which is austin houston which is a bare kennywood san antonio and in those counties. We were sued over our laws related to mail in ballots and signature verification. We were fortunate. We had twelve of those. It was a major onslaught. We won every single one of those lawsuits so instead of counting votes on election day we had already protected our elections. Now what we're doing is we're actually expanding voting hours. And we're limiting some of the little tricks that were that were attempted in harris county and some other places to go beyond the legislature authorized as far as it relates voting. And so we've tried to tighten up male unbalanced by requiring photo. Id which i think is very significant because my office prosecutes Voter fraud. it's the only thing we prosecute. We have more voter fraud cases going now than we ever have. We have were five hundred cases in court another almost four hundred cases that were investigating and more than a majority of those relate to mail in ballot fraud so with legislature was trying to do was expand hours. Give more opportunity to vote. We already have two weeks early voting in texas so it's pretty significant but at the same time we realized we still have some voter fraud issues especially as it relates to mail in ballots. So i want to zero in on the said. There's five hundred cases that you've brought to to indictment. Is that right around for the we have. We have five hundred over five counts. That were prosecuting right now. We we have not brought him into indictment because covert actually shut the course down in texas for quite a while. We're and we're now we're wait. We're waiting line behind violent offenders to get those cases in but we have more cases going right now related to voter fraud than i think we've had in the entire history of texas if you add up the number that we're investigating plus the number that we're prosecuting. I think it's a larger number. All the cases ever prosecuted in

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Texas Legislature Passes Sweeping Election Bill

Michael Berry

00:16 sec | 1 year ago

Texas Legislature Passes Sweeping Election Bill

"Are coming to Texas. The State House and Senate have agreed on a final version of the GOP backed elections bill It's now headed to governor. Abbott of the bill enhances ID requirements for mail in ballots as protection for poll watchers and Orban drive through and overnight voting. Texas

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Texas Legislature sends sweeping GOP voting bill to governor

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Texas Legislature sends sweeping GOP voting bill to governor

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the Texas legislature sends a sweeping GOP voting bill to the governor the hotly contested changes to Texas election laws have finally passed the Republican controlled state legislature the house passed the legislation first Tuesday of the state Senate quickly followed with its approval the changes spurred in part by former president Donald Trump claims of a stolen twenty twenty election were bitterly opposed by Democrats who twice walked out of the state capitol in an effort to head off passage the bill would eliminate twenty four hour polling places and drive through voting and banned sending mail ballot applications to registered voters unless requested governor Greg Abbott has said he will sign the bill hi Mike Rossio

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The Real Reason Your Kids Are Being Forced to Wear Masks

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:13 min | 1 year ago

The Real Reason Your Kids Are Being Forced to Wear Masks

"Good morning charlie. My kids attend school in san antonio in northside. Isd and they are deliberately disobeying. The supreme court ruling of abiding by governor abbots executive order banning mask mandates. My highschool daughter stood her ground and refuse to wear a mask. Today she has had eight asthma attacks this week. The principal told her that. I will need her to wear her mask or leave campus. I asked how nasd things. They have the legal authority to enforce masks and he said he didn't have an answer for that. Of course not. He repeated himself about masking or leaving campus and not being able to attend classes so evil. My daughter choose chose to stand her ground. We left my question is what can we do here. In texas of reached out to the governor's office the attorney general the superintendent. And nothing's happening. This has to end. Thank you. I love your show amber. Thank you the reason why your daughter is being forced to wear masks regardless of what the texas legislature has passed and governor grab greg. Abbott has signed into law is because leftists democrats and liberals that run these schools. They are not afraid of the consequence. They're not afraid of the potential penalty. That will come down if they violate the law. That republicans pass we're experiencing this right now. In scottsdale i gave my speech at the scottsdale unified school district. A couple of days ago. Where i told the scottsdale unified school district. They are breaking arizona. Law by mandating masks on children. Despite governor doug ducey is signed into law and they basically shrug it off and i say delta variant we can do whatever we want so amber. Let me connect to things for you. The reason why the head of the san antonio school district thinks can they can do whatever they want is because when they see democrats flee the state of texas to try to block quorum and no one gets arrested. It plays into the narrative that the regime of the media will protect you if you rebel against republicans but if republicans rebel against democrats they will crush

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"texas legislature" Discussed on Texas Take

Texas Take

05:02 min | 1 year ago

"texas legislature" Discussed on Texas Take

"With me. I stumbled right into it. Yeah it's like maybe what we need to do is just like you know. Tell the folks in in you know again. Picking king county lot today but you know tell folks in king county. The vaccination. Site is for the trump vaccine. Come get the trump but then you can go down into like some other part of texas. Go down to laredo. No no dory This isn't the trump acting biden. Whatever your help you just get a job for trump supporters. It's like a. it's like trump vodka. Same thing trump vaccine there is the trump sticks stakes trump university. Get trump shot. Just give him the credit for out there just like just get back eight please right except this is the thing that of his that works. All right. I'm in the core in the house. We reported it Corn report dot com We we saw the outlines of this on thursday and it was made official on the floor of the house after this more than a month. Long standoff after one full special session of the texas legislature was wadded up and thrown in the trash. And we're eleven twelve days into this one now There is a quorum in the texas house and speaker feeling called it from the front microphone. You know when they vote in the house to hear that bell ringing whenever they're voting on a bill or whenever they are taking attendance there. We hear the house clerk ring the bell and the speaker makes.

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"texas legislature" Discussed on Gun Talk

Gun Talk

02:06 min | 1 year ago

"texas legislature" Discussed on Gun Talk

"There's there's that and it takes us back to the whole deal of the second amendment sanctuaries or this house bill nine fifty seven out of texas. And there're going to be much. They're gonna thump their gesture. Say yep i can do this year. No you cannot if you buy suppressor as far as the feds are concerned as far as the. Atf is concerned. You have to go through the process and it doesn't matter what the legislature says. That's like saying you know. What is the guy who cut your grass. Say well we'll take his advice to the has just as much sway on the legality at the texas legislature. In this case. I thought it was kind of smoke and mirrors. That's that was my concern too will let you get on and i love your show appreciate that. I'm glad you asked because look the reality of this folks who'll left and the right. Legislators elected officials they pander pander and we're sitting there cheering and we got the second amendment sanctuary bill. It doesn't mean anything. It's a feel good means nothing. Measure and people will say well sending a message. Well you know there's the old line about if you want to send a message call western union. That was way back but nobody cares. It's like sticking your hand in a bucket of water and put out and trying to see how big hole you make no impact whatsoever. It's in my view. Personal view i think is a waste of our effort. Waste of our resources to marshal forces to get these things pass which you're going to mean thing. If you're going to pull the team together you gotta marshal your forces and people go to the legislature. Why don't we try to pass up. That actually matters you know we could we could resend some gun..

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"texas legislature" Discussed on The Midnight Patriots

The Midnight Patriots

03:13 min | 1 year ago

"texas legislature" Discussed on The Midnight Patriots

"Episode hypocrite much from the daily wire july fifteenth. Twenty twenty one. The headline the filibuster is evil according to democrats except when they use it. There's nothing like a blatant example of hypocrisy to really suit. The all the democratic party recently served up just such an example when democrats in the texas legislature literally fled the state to avoid voting on a bill. They didn't like a in their media. Cheerleaders have wildly distorted in order to attack republicans on monday texas democrat. Lawmakers walked out of the state house and board a chartered flights in order to post pictures of themselves claiming to be just like civil rights icons of the past. Okay well i guess. One could be mislabeled. A conspiracy theorist thinking that they misused or embezzled taxpayer funds to charter private jets and by boosts for they're hypocrites on parade tour. But i digress. Moving on their walkout prevented republicans in the state legislature from achieving. The corum needed to approve bills during a special session including one aimed at expanding early voting hours and making it necessary to show an idea when voting something a majority of americans support as the associated. Press reported this is the second time democrats in texas have fled the legislature to prevent votes on bills. They do not like because as the outlet noted they lacked the ability to permanently block the voting measures or list of other contentious. Gop backed proposals up for debate. This is essentially a filibuster something. The party has railed against ever since president. Joe biden was elected and democrats took tentative control of the senate meaning..

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Biden Administration Is Moving Infected Illegal Aliens Into Our Communities

Mark Levin

01:50 min | 1 year ago

Biden Administration Is Moving Infected Illegal Aliens Into Our Communities

"So if you're vaccinated, you're an American citizen or a legal immigrant and you're in this country. You are to wear a mask outside and inside. Because you might pass the doubt the variant that somebody who's not vaccinated. In the meantime, an illegal alien and by the way over the southern border. They're coming from all corners of the earth, not just central and South America all over the world coming into the country. What are the chances that at least some of them have the virus? So that Delta variant well, we know it's good. Because they caught a whole hotel filled with people who had the Covid 19, and we're in a diner and walking down the street of a small community in Texas. Well, how many of these people are all over the country? Being bused all over the country. They're being flown all over the country without being tested. Now this is absolutely incoherent. So illegal aliens are getting a health past and by the way, black lives matter, Antifa people who riot they get a health past. They gotta help past all last year. Democrat members of the Texas Legislature. They got a health past. But it's incoherent point number two Vaccinated. People have to wear mask to pretend unvaccinated people, he says. Illegal aliens. The overwhelming number of whom clearly are not tested or not not vaccinated. They're not to wear anything. And in fact our government's going to help move them all over the country. Does that make sense to anybody? I don't care your politics. Does that make sense to anybody?

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Texas Legislature Takes up Contentious Voting Bills in Special Session

WBAP Morning News

02:06 min | 1 year ago

Texas Legislature Takes up Contentious Voting Bills in Special Session

"Special session. And with that sound, the taxes special legislative session kicked off this week in Austin. It comes several weeks after Texas House Democrats staged a walkout to defeat bills that would have overhauled the state's election laws. Bell REFORM BORDER security, Social Media censorship are among the priority items. But the elections, voting rights advocates in Texas and nationwide or laser focused on the election. Security bills. League of Women voters, Texas President Gracia Mean says The GOP led voting bills create more barriers for voters who are already disenfranchised, but says the fact that Republicans walked back. Some of the proposal is a start. My hope is that people in power in the Legislature, especially in the house, or more thoughtful about every aspect of that bill, Although there are some changes, Shamin urges Texans to pay attention So many people voted in their 2020 elections. We all enjoy our freedom to vote and we have to really Watch and be careful that this new voting log doesn't impact our freedom to vote. Republican consulted Matt Macau YAK ways In In this case, you're going to have a major national debate in Texas on election integrity. From July 8th to August eight. It is going to be a circus, and I think Texas should be aware of that, and I wouldn't rely on rhetoric. I looked at the actual bill what it actually does, whether there was a problem at all everyone becomes their own conclusion, but it supports the Texas understand what this law does and what it doesn't do. So what is in the revised bills lives in a governor Dan Patrick says the new version of Senate Bill seven won't revive changes to Sunday voting or wording that would have made it easier for judges to overturn elections. The Texas House election bill posted Wednesday night had many similar provisions to SB seven. The bill would ban drive through voting and require early voting to happen between six a.m. and 10 p.m.. It will require counties with at least 55,000 people to hold the most early voting hours, which would cover more counties than the current 100,000 per person floor for those hours. The bill has some ID requirements for melon voting,

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Houston Man Arrested on Illegal Voting Charges After Casting Ballot on Parole

BBC World Service

00:49 sec | 1 year ago

Houston Man Arrested on Illegal Voting Charges After Casting Ballot on Parole

"Cory Turner. NPR NEWS A Houston man has been arrested for alleged illegal voting as the Texas GOP is pushing to pass tighter voting restrictions. During a legislative special session, Jen Rice of Houston, public media reports service. Rogers captured national attention during the 2020 presidential primary when he stayed in line well past midnight at Texas Southern University, waiting to cast his ballot. Now he's being prosecuted by state Attorney General Ken Paxton's office on two counts of illegal voting and held on $100,000 bail. Rogers served nearly 10 years in prison for burglary, and he was still on parole at the time he voted making him ineligible in Texas. The attorney general's office arrested Rogers on Wednesday, the day before the Texas Legislature convened to begin a special session

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Texas Says It Will Build Border Wall With Mexico

Money Matters with Dean Greenberg

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

Texas Says It Will Build Border Wall With Mexico

"More this week about a bold plan in Texas to build a border wall. Texas has born the brunt of relaxed border enforcement, with authorities interdicting more than 170,000 illegal migrants Monthly. Now governor Greg Abbott says the Texas Legislature plans to spend a billion dollars of its own money. To increase enforcement. Outside of federal involvement, the ability to arrest will be enhanced. By building border barriers. Some of these border barriers will be will be built immediately. Evan Brown Fox News

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"texas legislature" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

05:22 min | 1 year ago

"texas legislature" Discussed on The Daily

"Think of some new strategies if they want to kill this bill again many. Let's zoom out a little bit. So i'm thinking about texas is demographics and you know i understand that. Basically politics political races at the end of the day. Either win or you lose right. So the democrats did lose. But isn't the bigger picture here that the demographics are changing in though the democrats are losing. They're losing by smaller margins so why would republicans really doubled down on this strategy. That kind of flies in the face of that. I think just kind of goes back to this notion that they want wanna craft their own texas and no demographers. New strategists are going to change their belief that they could mold texas the way they want to. Despite any changing demographics and also i think a lot of this has to do with primary elections in texas in republican politics in texas the primaries where the action is and no republican lawmaker wants and start grassroots fired up. Far-right conservative to challenge them for their seat in the texas house the texas senate and so these lawmakers come into the session wanted to make sure that they're scoring points with the people who vote and the republican primaries. These are the voters that go to the candidate forums. They go to the debates. They watched the debates they show up at the campaign events. They have the yard signs. These are you're fired up texas conservatives and they drive a lot of the action in texas republican politics. I mean it strikes me that it's really a response to a large part of the republican base. That never really bought what the joe straus is at the world you know. The chamber of commerce republicans those kind of fiscal conservatives were selling and for now at least republicans in the state can win by appealing to them. Exactly the they win by appealing to them. And the republican lawmakers told us they feel like they were given a mandate and the mandate is the democrats tried to flip the house. The voters said no thank you and that is their mandate one. Republican lawmaker said elections have consequences and in his is. This was a consequence of the democrats failing to flip the texas house. They believe that they are doing what the voters want them to do. So many hearing all of this. The thing i really want no is what does what's happening in texas mean about where we are in american politics. You know it tells us a couple of things in texas it's about the president versus the future. Republicans have their hands on the levers of power and as long as they're holding onto they're gonna use it in the present and they're not worried about what may or may not happen in the future. What bluewave mayor monopoly. Coming years down the road they have their hands on the levers of power in the present and so far it's been working for them and also don't forget texas legislative politics may seem small but it reverberates far beyond texas's borders just because of the sheer size of texas because of its way congress because of its enormous economy those small texas republican.

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"texas legislature" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

05:17 min | 1 year ago

"texas legislature" Discussed on The Daily

"He starts battling with the more far-right forces in the legislature. But there are specific issues on which people in your party have looked at you and said well. I'm not sure he's one of us and in the run-up to your becoming speaker. Some quarters of the further right wing of the republican party attack you over abortion. They attacked you over gambling. They attacked you over and he was a very effective politician to slow stall ignore or kill bills that he thought were just too far right. And we're just not where texas was headed and so he and his allies really exercise this power over and over even as the state legislature is getting more and more conservative throughout the obama years and even into the trump administration. What's an example of that. So probably the best example i can give you was in two thousand seventeen so remember a few years back. When a lot of the red stade's were passing. These bills to legislate where transgender people can and cannot go to the bathroom right eight. This took off north carolina and then it took off in texas and texas tried to pass a bathroom. Bill and joe straus star was a terrible idea. He thought that it would shine this sort of spotlight on texas. He thought that some businesses would back away from doing business in texas because of this bill as had happened in north carolina right exactly as had happened in north carolina to walk with eyes wide open into a situation. The north carolina lead on I think being the second state after them or the first state them. I think it'd be a tremendous mistake. And he sort of carefully fought it. It's not just my opinion. It's the opinion of thousands of businesses. Who are those job. Creators walking that sorta tight rope between not being too extreme. Not being too. Moderate basically effectively killed the bathroom bill in texas. So it sounds like even after trump is elected. You have these kind of hard right conservatives. Who were trying to get their agenda through there. Still these bonner. Republicans trying to maintain their control by what they always did being moderate and they did that because they thought that was what was best for the republican party in the state s. Absolutely right and they did best to hold on. But it doesn't last much longer at this point. Strauss is virtually at war with his own house and with members of his own party. The more and more moderates being voted out after each election and strauss sort of sees the writing on the wall in an announcement that will be felt for years to come five terms speaker. Joe straus says he will not run for reelection state representative next year from san antonio and in late twenty seventeen. How this that. He'll step down before the twenty one thousand nine session. From now on far-right republicans will have more sway. It's virtually the end of any sort of moderate strain of republicanism in texas as one professor. Put it the political center of the state collapsed today. Well that sounds like a real end of an era. It is so many what happens next. So what happens next is the plot thickens friends. That's the nose but seniors the hanell's because a guy named work decides to challenge ted cruz for his senate seat. I'm running to represent the great state of texas in. Us senate this twenty. Better work is an el paso democratic congressman and he ends up embarking on his campaign where he drives around to every county in texas. I've traveled to two hundred and twenty six of the two hundred and fifty four counties. He just starts firing up. Democrats beto rourke. He's learning. We got some beto heads tonight and they got people excited. As in like there was a real rock star status for him slide into my though and it was a little bit of his personality was a little bit of his charisma. He appealed to a lot of different people for a lot of different reasons among the democrats and all of this is coming at a crucial time in texas history. When the demographics of texas are shifting and it's changing the politics texas something else is happening and we've been talking about this for several years and that is a demographic change in texas. we're seeing many. Many more voters show up. Many of them are younger. Under.

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"texas legislature" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

04:22 min | 1 year ago

"texas legislature" Discussed on Houston Matters

"They passed what they defined as the heartbeat. Abortion law essentially. This is if it stands. It'll be wondering if not strictest anti-abortion law in the country essentially what it does is bans abortions after after about six weeks and in addition to that it allows pretty much anybody to To file a lawsuit it. It's if If someone requests abortion or someone someone Requests information about about an abortion They after after a certain length of time they they can be sued and my understanding is that that alone may be one of the stronger potential court challenges to this because it raises questions about who has standing to sue about what right and it also raises questions about free speech I was actually talking about this with a with a a friend of mine. Who is Fairly you know fairly strong opponent of the bill and she was concerned that she could be asked about an un- under the terms of this law. Someone could ask. Her is plan be available at this pharmacy. And if she says yes she sued eleanor. lawmakers also passed a bill expanding gun rights. What does it say. essentially the bill which The permit has been deemed constitutional carrier. Permit was perry up pay. Handgun would allow folks to have a handgun if you're twenty one or older and not otherwise headed by state or federal having one to carry a handgun without a license so obviously um right now in the state you are required to get a license In order to have a handgun And so that's essentially what that law would do. That has already been governor. App it though. I don't believe you find it yet. James after the february freeze and massive power outages governor abbott added reform of the electric grid list of emergency items. What did lawmakers end up passing at the end of the session. Well they were changes. So i think that reform would be a strong word for what they did. One of the changes was to make sure that all the members of the electric reliability council of texas or which got really famous after the after the breeze. One of the changes that they all have to be from texas And again. I think there's questions about you know. How much change does that really make. That actually make our you know grid better off you know. Some of the world's experts earns energy are in texas but not all of them are and is there good in having people From other places who do not live in texas who live in places where it is colder and it regularly freezes. Give their input on how the grid can be more reliable nonetheless. Lawmakers decided that they should be from texas. And so that's where we are. And that's the kind of changes that were made really cosmetic changes. Nothing that will you know penalize some of these energy providers for for not whether rising and so. I think there are a lot of questions to be left to be to be asked about. You know what we actually did. That will help In another scenario like this andrew the texas legislature also passed a bill blocking local communities. From efforts to quote de-fund the police what can and cannot local municipalities do with funding for law enforcement. I have to confess. This is actually a bill that i was not following very closely. Mainly because this was not an issue here in houston Is this something james. You might be able to address. So yeah i mean i think mostly this this issue really revolves around austin and this is an issue that house and senate democrats brought up and the legislature when this was being discussed i don't think that lawmakers provided any evidence that any other city or county in the state has quote unquote the funded police..

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"texas legislature" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

02:38 min | 1 year ago

"texas legislature" Discussed on Houston Matters

"Thanks for the call in for the question andrew. You want to take that on. Yeah i mean i think. That's that's definitely argument that the democrats are gonna make. I actually just re watching the the press conference that they gave monday. Excuse me sunday night. After they walked out and they did make the did make the argument at some length. That the the they thought that the process was was flawed that they hadn't been given the opportunity to To have their say and you know they've been cut off any number of of of points in the procedure and It's you know when when they they're called back for a special session they're gonna make an extra to try and get their point across when That did not pass. The governor in response vetoed a portion of the budget that is tied to payment for people staff in the legislative branch. Not just lawmakers. But staffers as well. Thomas is in montgomery and he has a question about that. Thomas go ahead. Yeah how under the state constitution. Cutting governor legally withhold. Some pay okay. Eleanor can't do that. You know i. I think we'll have to wait. And see 'em what action governor abbott does take I know he said to stay tuned. And so I'll be watching that as well I know democrat You know have raised concerns about that And whether or not you know. That's the story. But i mean the governor's hand line item Parts of the budget. So i i think walking have to wait and see what happens is up james. I want to clarify a. I think i may have said he vetoed. He threatened veto right correct. And i think what elliott was getting at is that we have to wait and see what exactly that vito looks like. I mean does he just take the pay for or lawmakers which is small and his. Actually i think guaranteed in the constitution. So we'd have some hurdles to climb over that or is he going to take money from the legislative staff. The people behind the scenes the people at the legislative reference library and the legislative budget for who do a lot of the work behind the scenes. And i think beyond whether it's legal or not obviously the. The governor has the power to veto the budget. I think there are questions of government of if the executive branch can just do fun. The legislative branch is that good for our state government andrew. Let's talk about some of the high profile bills that pass this session starting with what lawmakers decided abortions in texas. What did they pass..

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"texas legislature" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

NEWS 88.7

03:50 min | 1 year ago

"texas legislature" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"Between life and death. Now the Texas Legislature has approved a bill designed to get more Texans especially people of color registered as potential bone marrow donors. Katia Bounty you'll has the story behind the legislation. It was 2017 the night before Use of cons. High school graduation. I was up at night and I was walking down my hallway. I hear my step Dad on the phone. And he said out loud leukemia, But he was whispering it, I guess And they didn't want to tell me And then the next day like, come on, was not my graduation. Her doctor says she'd need a bone marrow transplant within the year to save her life. He was scared, and that feeling followed Con to college. I was always there like my mom could die. At any point morning. My name is Yusuf Khan. I am a senior at the University of Houston. You're hearing con testifying in favor of House Bill 7 80 before the Texas House Public Health Committee earlier this legislative session. At the time. She did not match anyone on the national Bone marrow registry. After six months of trying and failing to find a matching donor, the roasting dozens of registration drives. I was forced to donate my marriage to her, despite only being a partial match helped and now she's recovering. I tell you my mother story because this is not the reality for tens of thousands of people each year, people are dying because they cannot find a matching donor. Do not have family members who matched them either. Some quick science here finding a match depends on your human leukocyte antigens are you're a chile markers, which are proteins found on yourselves. The way these proteins work. The best chance of finding a donor match lies within a patient, same race or ethnicity. Something use of con stress to lawmakers were blood disorder patients like my mom who are unethical minority the chances of finding a good marrow match or especially low, it's a stark difference. According to National Bone Marrow Donor Program be the match white patients nationwide have about a 77% chance of finding a match compared to black patients nationwide who have about a 23% chance of finding a match. HB 7 80 would create a statewide recruitment program for bone marrow donors, with the emphasis on the need for a diverse donor pool. That outreach is vital, says Joey Booker, He's a 27 year old black man from Austin, who's already donated his marrow. The large majority of the black population that have cancer that could possibly be saved by somebody on the registry. That isn't on the registry because of either you know, not knowing about it or mistrust that we, you know, right? We have with Government and with medical field fucker thinks HB 7 80 is a great idea. And one Ellie Beaver with be the match says has already been successful. Washington State has passed a similar, though we're there. Notifying everyone who's renewing their driver's license. But there's a possibility that join the BMS registry when Yusef Kahn first learned about that. I immediately was like that is the greatest idea I've heard in early 2020, he contacted a state representative Dr Tom Oliver Seuin, asking him to introduce legislation creating a donor recruitment program. The Republican agreed and authored the bill. It received bipartisan support. Now Yusef's feeling relieved It's so close to becoming law. May also help patients with blood disorders who need multiple transplants. After being unable to find a match on the national registry, Houstonian Dorian Price received a partial match transplant from a sister. Get the transplant. I'm thinking about you know where covers of nation move forward, and then I'm caked with another blue Dorian is now back on the list. Bigger, anxious to find out. Don't imagine. I just put myself before everyone that's in this in this fight. If the match hasn't been found. That doesn't mean one doesn't exist. It just means the right person isn't registered yet..

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"texas legislature" Discussed on TCEA's Ed Tech Club Podcast

TCEA's Ed Tech Club Podcast

03:02 min | 1 year ago

"texas legislature" Discussed on TCEA's Ed Tech Club Podcast

"It and they literally give that information to the legislators and sometimes that make makes a difference too busy to to. Don't people are worried that they're gonna start asking me questions that i'm not going to know the answers. There too worried that they're too busy to do that. But even if they do not have the answer just say i'm sorry i don't know the answer but i'll get back to you and But yes they worked for you. And you're the expert in the things that you're concerned about so don't hesitate to contact their office and if it's during the session contact their office at the capital if it's if it's outside the cap the session than contact their office in the district in. That's all own line. You can find all that it's all online you can go to the texas legislature online. You can find all that information as he say. They're dealing probably within avalanches of potential legislation. Here and i imagine on a lot of things. They don't get a lot of feedback directly from constituents. So if you do reach out you might be one of the louder voices on a certain topic. I can guarantee you. That's correct unless it's a very concrete confrontational bill and none of these are so certainly I would highly encourage our listeners. If they're interested in these things to check it out. And i think also you're going to put in the notes A webpage that i've created with Our bill analysis. That i have done on the major bills and it has links to all of this stuff is well and as jennifer mentioned your homework. Check out the links she discussed. Those are down in the description. The show notes for this episode. And i know you're always looking for ways to get extra credit so don't forget to keep up with the latest latest whether it's policy or just good ideas in teaching by following. Tc on social media. Don't forget to liken. Subscribe to the podcast recommended to your friends. And if you want to go the extra mile you every educators make sure you check out. Our elementary technology conference coming up online this summer. There's still time to register and that means there's still time to get in on this fun learning event where you won't have to go through all the sessions figure out which ones right for you. They're all going to be right for you if you're an elementary educator and you can check out the sessions on the website right now go take a.

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"texas legislature" Discussed on TCEA's Ed Tech Club Podcast

TCEA's Ed Tech Club Podcast

01:39 min | 1 year ago

"texas legislature" Discussed on TCEA's Ed Tech Club Podcast

"Seventies and the late two thousands. You're probably familiar with schoolhouse. Rock i know. I am a big fan and if you're familiar with schoolhouse. Rock the series of educational cartoons. You might know their hit single. I'm just a bill about how a bill becomes a law at least at the federal level. Now i won't seem that for you one because i'm not a very good singer objected to that but also because we don't have the rights to a take a minute to imagine in your head. Remember it me too anyway. I only bring that up. Because understanding the legislative process can be difficult. It can be difficult on the federal level or the state level. Luckily here at ti. We have our own legislative expert and she is joining us as our guest speaker in the club this week to discuss the texas legislature. Right now. they're in the middle of their biennial session. And they are sprinting to the finish line and they're considering a number of important educational topics topics. The tci members have been paying attention to for a long time like online assessment and broadband and more.

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Trooper wounded in Bryan mass shooting released from hospital

Michael Berry

00:17 sec | 1 year ago

Trooper wounded in Bryan mass shooting released from hospital

"Tovar was sent home today with DPS, saying You'll have challenges in the days ahead, but vowed he won't be alone. GPS is to ours. Family's extremely loving and his brothers and sisters in law enforcement will support him. The Texas Legislature is discussing a bill that would require a panic button in every school classroom in the State

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Congress questions Texas officials about power grid failure

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

01:20 min | 1 year ago

Congress questions Texas officials about power grid failure

"Us congress wants to know why the texas power grid failed during last month's freeze that left millions in houston without power and frigid temperatures. At least twenty five deaths in harris county have been linked to the freeze government reporter. Andrew schneider says houston's maher urged congress to ensure the texas legislature will act against future extreme weather mirror silvester. Turner blasted texas lawmakers for their lack of action. In the past he told members of the house energy oversight subcommittee that i the texas legislature needs to recognize that climate. Change is real. He then turned to changes. He recommended as a state lawmaker a decade ago we can no longer rely just on the market incentive system that will have to be requirements to weatherize our system. That's that's a month and if we're going to continue to be a close grid erkaya ninety percent covering the state of texas and we have to take every necessary steps to make sure that adequate energy supply in peak demand. Turner pushed back frequently against assertions by members of congress and one of his fellow. Witnesses that an over reliance on renewable energy contributed to the grids failure. He noted that the cold weather shutdown gas-fired and coal fired power which account for the bulk of the state's electricity. Not just wind

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Texas Legislature Targets Houston's Harris County Judges Over Felony Bonds

Houston's Morning News

01:00 min | 1 year ago

Texas Legislature Targets Houston's Harris County Judges Over Felony Bonds

"Time the bail reform in Harris County. It is so bad. That even the district attorney, Kim Ogg, under whose watch this is happening? Is in favor of a bill that would reign in these activists, judges issuing low or no bonds to violent criminals. Houston State Senator Joan Huffman introduced SB 21 in response to the growing concern about judges and Magistrates allowing known killers to roam the streets rather than sit in jail. Andy Conners been tracking the numbers through crime stoppers Houston the 103 individuals now charged with murder while they were out on multiple felony bonds. 15 of them are actually back out on bomb, he says. There's often times that the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing Last month, you have a Harris County Sheriff's Department officer that was shot at by a guy who was on three felony bonds, all in bond forfeiture to me, That's the bigger pain. Sure we don't have a clue how many defendants are fugitives on felony part of the problem, he says. His felony court judge is taking it upon themselves to apply the bail reform. Settlement regarding misdemeanors to felony cases. Nick Cranky Bitch. NewsRadio, 7 40

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U.S. Texas governor vows to probe massive blackout caused by severe winter weather

Bloomberg Law

00:27 sec | 1 year ago

U.S. Texas governor vows to probe massive blackout caused by severe winter weather

"Must be condemned. Texas governor Greg Abbott is vowing to help. All those affected by last week's state wide power outage is too many of you were shivering in your own homes. No power. Abbot gave a statewide address Wednesday, promising to get all the answers needed on why millions couldn't turn on the lights or heat when winter storms hit. The governor says the Texas Legislature will take the lessons learned from the last week to come up with the immediate solutions. To keep

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4 ERCOT board members to resign amid backlash over Texas storm

Morning Edition

00:57 sec | 1 year ago

4 ERCOT board members to resign amid backlash over Texas storm

"Resign. Sasha Cordner with Houston public media says the outages left millions of homes and businesses without heat for days amid record cold and wintry weather. According to a public notice. The resignations from the board of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas or ERCOT, will include chair Sally Tell Oberg vice chair Peter cramped in along with three others. All five do not live in Texas and make up about a third of the board. Another candidate for the board, also withdrew his application. In a statement, Governor Greg Abbott said ER consul like a preparedness and transparency was unacceptable Any welcome the resignations. He also promised a state investigation into her account, which is already facing multiple lawsuits. Chambers of the Texas Legislature have hearings on the power outage is scheduled for Thursday. I'm Sasha Cord during Houston. Golfer Tiger Woods remains hospitalized in California with serious leg injuries after rolling his

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The Aftermath: Texans File Insurance Claims Following Winter Storm

Houston's Morning News

02:15 min | 1 year ago

The Aftermath: Texans File Insurance Claims Following Winter Storm

"Story this hour the fall out. Us bigger than fallout. After our deep freeze. It's just beginning now Power back on for the most part, boiled water notices being lifted, including the one in Houston. The death toll, though across the state and clear we do know it's going to go up the family of an 11 year old boy in Conroe suing ERCOT. And the utility companies for $100 million What's interesting about this whole ordeal is what these power providers and Ercot knew long before. Many of us knew it That is that they did not have the capacity. They knew they didn't have the capacity. They knew that their that they had not winterized their sources of power. That is their attorney, Tony Busby, on our TV partner Channel to Governor Greg Abbott says the PUC has issued a moratorium now on customer disconnections, and they're stopping energy companies from issuing So suddenly zoomed to the top of the crop. Top of the heap high power bills that you've been hearing about Attorney General Ken Paxton issuing see ideas as investigative demands to work hot while the Texas Legislature starts its investigation this week, grocery stores slowly getting back to normal, but there are a lot of items that they just haven't been able to restock yet. Many of the local school district still close. Some, like H I s d won't be open tomorrow, either. The complete list to ktrh dot com. Meantime, we could have some of the largest number of insurance claims in Texas history because of all this Insurance companies are already slammed with thousands of claims by Texans with water damage. But unlike a hurricane or a tornado, the winter storms were statewide disaster, So the total number of claims may end up in the hundreds of thousands pipes are still falling. Right now they're frozen and one space all out, then that water damage will start surfacing first. Secondly, you still have a lot of people that don't have Internet cell service and power. Camille Garcia with the Insurance Council of Texas says it's too soon to estimate a total dollar amount. But As a comparison, Hurricane Harvey resulted in a $19 billion loss for insurance companies. Why gold speed this radio 7 40 ktrh

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02:29 min | 1 year ago

"texas legislature" Discussed on 600 WREC

"So We're pulling. We're pushing for it. Brexit style boat right here in Texas. We have been since 2009. And we're looking forward to having a very, very vigorous public debate on the pros and cons of Texas and then going to the polls and winning this thing, All right, so so take about a minute. And a half and walk me through the procedural steps to make that happen. Obviously, you have to win the votes and those, But how do you How do you get this to a vote? How do you make this happen? Yeah. You know, Texas isn't one of those states with citizen initiative. We're not an eye in our state. So we've always known that the bottleneck in this process was going to be the Texas Legislature. Um, you know this. The rightto have this vote is actually in the Texas Bill of Rights and Article one Section two, and it says that all political powers in here in the people And so utilizing that we know that it has to be a referendum. But to have that referendum, we have to have legislation enabling that referendum. So just yesterday, state representative Kao Biederman from Fredericksburg. Filed the piece of legislation that will actually if if it passes the Legislature will give tax is an opportunity to go to the polls and vote on this particular issue, and the legislation is specific. That the vote would be held in November during the normal Constitutional amendment election Now, the thing that I think everyone needs to understand whether therefore Texas or not, or on the bubble about that issue It's a basic level. Everyone should support our ability and our right to go to the polls and vote on the issue to have a very vigorous public debate on the issue. Then go vote on it. Now. I know that you know, I'm obviously protects it and I know that we go to the polls. We win this thing, but I think we need to just have if we're going to have a real conversation about our relationship with the federal Union. Then we have to have this vote on the end of it. I think there are a lot of people that if they believe there is actually a chance would get involved. But that's why I took the movement to dismiss it is to convince the I don't don't think about that. Website. If you'd like to learn more is T in him, which stands for Texas nationalist movement dot me dot M E T in as in Nancy, Texas Nationalist movement Dot M E t in him. Dot Emmy If you would like to learn more signed their petition, they're about to cross 400,000 people..

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