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Jul 31

On Thursday afternoon, the Texas House Committee on County Affairs heard testimony on jail standards, mental health, and officer conduct. The hearing followed the disturbing arrest and subsequent tragic death of Sandra Bland in the Waller County Jail.

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7.31.15 Jail Standards Death of Sandra Bland
Jul 30

AUSTIN – Thursday, July 30 marks the 50th anniversary of two landmark pieces of legislation authored by Texas democrat, President Lyndon B. Johnson. Medicaid and Medicare became law on July 30, 1965 creating health insurance programs for low-income and elderly Americans.

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Jul 20

AUSTIN – On Friday, July 17 State Representative Gene Wu (D-Houston) issued a letter to Department of State Health Services Commissioner Kirk Cole condemning the practice of denying birth certificates to US-born children of undocumented parents, and calling for the agency to immediately come into compliance with the US Constitution and Texas State Law.

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