Tag Archive: texas legislature

Dec 15 2013

Payday Lenders Pimping Again

We all know how the holiday season can stretch family budgets to the limit. Starting before Halloween, consumers are bombarded by commercials selling sparkling jewels, the latest high-tech craze or the newest must-have toy. It’s no wonder that more and more strapped-for-cash Texans may be tempted to turn to payday and auto title loans as …

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May 10 2013

Scratch new KISS game

In celebration of KISS’ 40th Anniversary and the release of their newest hit album, “MONSTER,” the Texas Lottery has launched a KISS® scratch-off game, giving lottery players the chance to scratch all night and party with the band in L.A. The game features more than $10 million in prizes, including eight top prizes of $35,000 …

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Apr 23 2013

Lone Star State: Awarded

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, former first lady Laura Bush and Dallas Police Chief David Brown were recognized Friday by New Friends New Life for their efforts to combat human trafficking. During its 10th annual Wings luncheon in Dallas, New Friends New Life presented its statewide Protect-Her Award to Attorney General Abbott for his efforts …

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Apr 07 2013

Texas A&M Rejects Student Group Discrimination

WASHINGTON — Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, praised the decision of Texas A&M Student Body President John L. Claybrook to veto a bill that would have allowed discrimination against on-campus LGBT organizations.  The proposal would have allowed students to opt-out of activity …

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Apr 01 2013

American History bill: Aiming for a more inclusive curriculum

National studies reveal that American universities falter at civic education, having forgotten Jefferson’s warning that any country expecting to be both “ignorant and free” expects “what never was and never will be.” Happily, Texas, since 1955, has required collegiate courses in American history. Unhappily, this requirement is not always followed. To correct this through clarifying …

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Mar 19 2013

Voting rights act in danger?

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard a case which seeks to overturn the historic Voting Rights Act. If opponents of the Voting Rights Act succeed, I believe the protection of Texas voters and those all across the nation would be at severe risk. The court heard arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, which argues that …

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Feb 06 2013

Capping payday

A recently released statewide poll shows nearly two-thirds generic cialis (63 percent) of surveyed Texans age 45 and older support a state law that would cap the interest rates and fees payday loan companies can charge borrowers. The majority of those surveyed (79%) believe that these loans should be capped at 36% or less. AARP …

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