KVUE News Anchor/Reporter, Emmy Award winning journalist, #Houston Native, Graduate of Sam Houston State; Member of Delta Sigma Theta; Lover of dance & cooking
RT @SenJaneNelson: The Senate is taking up the final version of SB1, the appropriations bill. #txlege https://t.co/UKh0FNOXNN
RT @SeanCWalsh: Tough to see but thats @danpatrick @SpeakerStraus and @GovAbbott sharing a stage for Memorial Day event 😬😬😬 #txlege https:/…
@DanPatrick says @SpeakerStraus threw down the gauntlet. Holds to ultimatum of calling for session if no property… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
@DanPatrick says the House amendment to #SB2078 that addresses bathrooms does nothing.
Lt. Gov @DanPatrick says while @GovAbbott is the only one who can call a special session, he and @SpeakerStraus can… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
 
Patrick says Straus is causing a special session.
Lt. Gov @DanPatrick says @SpeakerStraus said he's compromised enough on bathroom bill but argues he hasn't compromi… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
@DanPatrick standing with 10 Republican Senators saying bathroom bill has 80 co-authors, it's what people want https://t.co/S8CZF2h8VB
 
Two more senators have walked in
RT @pfikac: .@freedomfortx members from the House awaiting @DanPatrick newser on bathrooms #mysa #txlege https://t.co/7MfDYK1MC5
Also worth noting, the Prop 1 election wasn't in the city budget, so it cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dol… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Now: @SpeakerStraus announcing House will not appoint conferees to #SB2078 This was the vehicle for a bathroom bill https://t.co/I1LMRyyaq5
 
Straus says language Representatives added to the bill that required schools to have a separate rest… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
House concurs with Senate changes to HB2, the supplemental budget
RT @JulieChang1: .@RepJohnZerwas maintains that he and the House wanted to restore kids Medicaid therapy cuts but Senate didn't. #txlege
RT @JulieChang1: .@DonnaHowardTX: 1000s of children who would be denied services. They're not just learning how to say Rs, but how2swallow,…
RT @scottbraddock: "I just don't have any ammunition left" - Approps Chair Zerwas says of why he's not asking for a conference on supplemen…
RT @JulieChang1: House unanimously concurs with priority foster care bill HB 7, goes to @GovAbbott's desk. Yesterday, House also concurred…
Senate approves #SB8 with 22-9 vote, sending it to the governor twitter.com/ashleyg_kvue/s…
Senate now taking up #SB8 the anti-abortion bill by @DrSchwertner that Representatives added more restrictions to
RT @kherman: The scorecard, so far: 2017 bills approved by House and Sen=3,611 2015 bills approved by House and Sen=6,083. #txlege
Actors @jarpad & @realGpad being honored on Senate floor for their work to fight cyber bullying & mental illness st… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
RT @LukeKENS5: First Responders salute fallen Firefighter Scott Deem. #prayforsafd #KENS5eyewitness https://t.co/HbYfB48yhr
Sen @Menendez4Texas says all of the Senate and House conferees have signed off on the bill and they hope to have it… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
David's dad adds #DavidsLaw would not have passed without hard work of lawmakers https://t.co/v87iHAKGDs
David's dad acknowledges legislation has passed but says work still must be done to foster social changes so this b… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
@jarpad says he wasn't always 6'4" & an actor and admits he was bullied. Says cyber bullying isn't a political iss… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Several lawmakers are also here to show their support including @Menendez4Texas @moodyforelpaso @DanHuberty https://t.co/swBtgDyXie
@realGpad opening up about bullying she faced in school and notes how different it is for victims now b/c of socia… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Now: @jarpad and his wife joining the parents of David Molak to applaud the passage of #DavidsLaw https://t.co/lNWD5voVSU
@GovAbbott moves aside to give his daughter a turn at firing off a few rounds. https://t.co/pc9n4fn45l
@GovAbbott putting in time at the gun range after signing #SB16 #txlege https://t.co/W7aXbVzx7v
Naturally you can't come to a gun range and not fire off a few rounds. Here's what @GovAbbott will be shooting.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
@SenRobertNichol authored #SB16 @GovAbbott says TX was one of most expensive states to renew a handgun license, t… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
@GovAbbott says right to bear arms is synonymous w/ the State of Texas; says that was clear w/ passage of open ca… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
@GovAbbott has arrived and is greeting lawmakers. #SB16 https://t.co/SF8R7ZKg2Q
We're waiting the arrival of @GovAbbott who will sign #SB16 to reduce the fee of renewing a handgun license to $40 https://t.co/GvWJelOxBu
Looks like the Texas budget is complete. @SenJaneNelson expects a final vote on Saturday. #txlege twitter.com/senjanenelson/…
RT @marissaaevans: .@SarahforHD134 HB 1158 (typo last tweet) was one of many bills part of the #txlege Freedom Caucus calendar debacle. htt…
RT @marissaaevans: Senate amend. on @SarahforHD134 HB 2466 got her HB 1148 (connecting first time pregnant women in Medicaid to services) t…
@SenRoyceWest won't concur w/ House changes to #SB30 class in public schools to teach how to interact w/ police, requests conference
RT @RobertTGarrett: Hse & Senate budget negotiators sign off on compromise spending nearly $217 million, incl federal $, over next 2 yrs-@S…
RT @madlinbmek: Former @GovernorPerry to the Texas Senate this AM: "Everyday you all make me very proud to call myself a Texan." #txlege
The Senate gave @SecretaryPerry a standing ovation as he gaveled in the resolution.
RT @lmcgaughy: "He taught me how to be a cowboy but his real impact on my life was mentoring me in the art of politics"- @SecretaryPerry on…
@SecretaryPerry is on the dias to offer remarks and gavel in the resolution. Shares a story of how his father helped guide him.
The Senate is offering a memorial resolution in memory of Joesph Ray Perry, the father of former TX Gov @SecretaryPerry
RT @lmcgaughy: “They thought this was funny, but it was in very poor taste so we removed it immediately." - @heyjuliesue https://t.co/11u5g…
Senate issuing a resolution to honor the life of Ray Perry, the father of former TX Gov @SecretaryPerry
Raced frm the Capitol to @KVUE so @ScottGuest67 could see @titojackson Of course I had to get a pic too ☺️Be sure t… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
RT @joethepleb: .@SecretaryPerry is in the house, just walked into the Capitol... #txlege
@GovAbbott says he's not ready to talk abt possibility of special session, says there is still plenty of time for… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
 
But he wants to see property tax relief and bathroom legislation
@GovAbbott signing #SB7 into law & gives pens he used to sign it with to lawmakers who helped craft legislation.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
@GovAbbott says by signing #SB7 Texas is establishing real consequences for teachers who dare to have relationship… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
 
Adds #SB7 also imposes consequences for administrators who try to sweep these incidents under the rug an… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
@GovAbbott says unfortunately some are tarnishing the good name and hard work of TX teachers #SB7 https://t.co/TX3xBXOidU
RT @tplohetski: BREAKING: Stunning developments in Greg Kelley case mystatesman.com/news/local/reo…
Stage is set for @GregAbbott_TX to sign #SB7 into law. It's the pass the trash bill to address teachers who have re… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
RT @ThatMiaIbarra: "The original bill that left the House would have injected at least $1.6 billion more into the public education system."…
@SpeakerStraus weighing in on #HB21. The bill is declared dead, apparently the Senate won't appoint a conference c… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Just In: Statement from @DanPatrick on the House decision to go to Committee #HB21 school finance. He also said "Ho… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
With 117-23 vote, Rep @helengiddings anti-lunch shaming amendment is added to #SB1566
RT @viaAlana: @helengiddings @RepStickland Stickland says he's received threats since Giddings' bill first went down. #txlege
Rep @helengiddings says it makes no sense for schools to take away lunches & throw away after child has stood in line, cost already incurred
Rep @helengiddings is trying to add lunch shaming bill to #SB1566 and @RepStickland is fighting it again.
 
@RepStickland says he doesn't support lunch shaming & applauded Giddings partnership… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
 
@RepStickland just adds the lunch shaming policy is an unfunded mandate
RT @SeanCWalsh: It's the Great 2017 School Lunch Grace Period Battle, Round 573, in the #txlege House. Stickland feels he has been treated…
@GFColeman warns @GregAbbott_TX special session gives @DanPatrick mic to campaign against him; if you don't think… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Rep @GFColeman says Senate adding the bathroom bill to one of his bills was a waste of time. The bill is dead to hi… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
House takes final vote to pass #SB5 voter ID
RT @EvaMarieAyala: Don't stand back there for one second and say I'm not fighting for #sped kids, an angry @DanHuberty yells #txlege #txed
Rep @DanHuberty says he has a special needs child and he will fight for them, but says #HB21 as passed by House already does that
Rep @RonSimmonsTexas countering adopted motion by posing his own that allows conferees to consider all options for special needs kids
 
Simmons filed #HB1335 to allow ESAs for special needs kids and the Senate version of #HB21 has ESA… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
RT @JohnnieMo: Rep Simmons asks Zerwas if he'd allow exemption for special ed vouchers. "No I will not," Zerwas replies. https://t.co/LJ9Bf…
@RepJohnZerwas motions to instruct the House conferees that they can't adopt any legislation that uses state money for vouchers
 
Motions to instruct aren't binding but they are strong instructions
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RT @JohnnieMo: The #HB21 conf committee, at least on House side, will meet in public, @DanHuberty promises. #txlege
Rep. Dennis Bonnen at the back mic again emphasizing that if #txlege wants to give property tax relief, lawmakers h… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
RT @SeanCWalsh: "When our school finance sys is broken its the #txlege's job to fix it" House appoints HB21 conf committee altho Huberty se…
House votes 134-15 to go to conference committee with just 6 days left in the session (including today) #txlege
RT @GeneforTexas: Huberty says what Dems have been screaming for years: Property Taxes are high because #TXLEGE does not fully fund publi…
Senators @whitmire_john @BorrisLMiles & @SenRoyceWest now here as a show of support https://t.co/jXV5YPAtDX
Rep @DanHuberty refuses to concur with the Senate version https://t.co/9hbYtOe70o
@DanHuberty "They gutted our work!" https://t.co/0JRYxw553n
Lawmakers surround @DanHuberty as he condemns the Senate for their action on #HB21 https://t.co/rVl8KHaBjH
 
He says the Senate put in no method of funding for #HB21
 
He also notes the House unanimously passed HB23 to help all kids but the Senate didn't even refer it to a committee
 
Senate added ESAs (vouchers) which the House rejected.
Rep @DanHuberty giving an update on #HB21 to reform the school finance system. House passed it & Senate heavily ame… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Each time a representative announces they will not concur w/ Senate amendments to their bills, the crowd cheers #txlege
RT @JohnnieMo: The #VoterID bill passes 95-54 on party lines. Third reading vote to send it back to Senate tomorrow #txlege
RT @James_Barragan: If we do not pass this today then we could quite possibly see SB 14 any type of voter ID struck from TX law by being pe…
 
 
 
 
 
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