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All Points: Vouchers and public education in Texas
With new interim charges from outgoing Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, The state Senate Committee on Education will look at creating tax credits and taxpayer savings grants - both voucher programs - as cornerstones of a new school choice plan that would offer parents an alternative to public education.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
All Points: Vouchers and public education in Texas
With new interim charges from outgoing Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, the state Senate Committee on Education will look at creating tax credits and taxpayer savings grants - both voucher programs - as cornerstones of a new school choice plan that would offer parents an alternative to public education.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Patrick, Van de Putte confirm September debate
Republican Dan Patrick and Democrat Leticia Van de Putte say they've agreed to a September debate in their race for Texas lieutenant governor.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Texas Lt. Gov. Dewhurst: We Need Congress to Pass a Border Bill
Texas is doing its part to help alleviate the migration crisis at its border with Mexico, and now it's time for Congress to help by passing a bill to resolve the situation, Texas Lt.
Newspaper reviews success of DPS in South Texas
In a June 18 letter expressing his support for the new operation, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst cited Operation Strong Safety, which massed DPS troopers along the border last fall for three weeks.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
El Paso Times
DPS, National Guard: Border deployment will not deal with kids
Leaders of the Texas National Guard and the Department of Public Safety on Tuesday said it was not their idea to deploy forces to South Texas, starting with a "surge" of state troopers in June.
Texas Lt. Gov.: 'I'm Convinced' Mexican Gov't Helping Illegals
David Dewhurst, the lieutenant governor of Texas, said that he believes officials in Mexico's government are helping children illegally immigrate to the United States.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Texas Lt. Gov.: Obama 'Doesn't Really Want' to Secure Border
Lt. Gov David Dewhurst slammed President Barack Obama, saying that the president "doesn't really, in his heart, want" to secure the southern border.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst speaks to reporters on June 3rd, 2011
You have no reason to care about this, unless you want to keep up with what is being done in your name at the Texas Capitol, and you think having reporters on the floor of the House and Senate increases your chances of finding out.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Lawmakers' new roles could increase influence
Two local senators were appointed to influential panels earlier this month for a 2015 session where a mix of new members, new leadership teams and a budget surplus could make things interesting.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Legislative committee to discuss killing the Texas Lottery
House Speaker Joe Straus on Thursday announced his appointments to the Legislative Committee to Review the Texas Lottery and Texas Lottery Commission, a new panel charged with studying the ramifications of ending the lottery, along with examining charitable bingo and how its revenue is distributed.
Analysis: Senate Decks Shuffled a Little Early
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst gives his concession speech after loosing his reelection bid to Sen. Dan Patrick on May 27th, 2014 Some legislatures base committee assignments - who gets to serve on which panel, who gets the controlling middle seat and so forth - on seniority or party.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The Clifton Record Online
Lt. Gov. Dewhurst appoints first woman to Senate Finance chair
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on July 17 appointed Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, as chair of the powerful, state budget-writing Senate Finance Committee.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
The Myth of Child Immigration at the Border
Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst reported that the vast majority of illegal immigrants coming over the southern border are not unaccompanied minors in an appearance on Tuesday's broadcast of MSNBC's 'The Daily Rundown.'
The Wichita Eagle
September election will fill Duncan's senate seat
Duncan is leaving the Legislature after more than two decades to become chancellor of the Texas Tech University System.
Senator Estes Appointed to SWIFT Committee
Texas State Senator Craig Estes has been appointed to another state committee. Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst appointed Estes to the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas Advisory Committee.
Texas Lt. Gov: 80-85% of Illegals Aren't Unaccompanied Kids
Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst reported that the vast majority of illegal immigrants coming over the southern border are not unaccompanied minors in an appearance on Tuesday's broadcast of MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown."
Texas to Send National Guard Troops to Border, Despite Opposing Voices
R: Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, Gov. Rick Perry, Texas National Guard Maj.
Toyota Sienna minivan drivers can scream at kids using built-in mics
A new feature in the Toyota Sienne will allow parents to speak to kids in the back seat, but it only works one way, so the kids can't talk back.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
A large metal fence marks part of the border between Texas and Mexico.
"Washington has refused to control to secure our border. I'm mad. Most Texans are mad," said Lt.