Texas lawmakers and top business leaders vowed Tuesday to kill two proposed constitutional amendments they say will promote anti-gay discrimination and could lead to backlash similar to recent reactions in Indiana and Arkansas… Read more here.
Hoping to avoid a repeat of the economic backlash seen in Indiana after lawmakers there passed a controversial religious freedom law, one of Texas’ most influential business organizations joined the Lone Star state’s gay and lesbian community and civil rights activists to denounce similar measures under consideration by Texas lawmakers….Read more here.
The head of the Texas Association of Business joined civil rights groups and legislators who oppose proposed constitutional amendments and bills that would discriminate against the gay and transgender community…Read more here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Zornes APRIL 7, 2015 (512) 463-0746 REP. ANCHIA JOINS SEN. ELLIS, BILL HAMMOND OF TAB TO SPEAK AGAINST ANTI-LGBT LEGISLATION (Austin) Today, at a press conference at the State Capitol, Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) joined with Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) and Bill Hammond, Chief Executive […]
84th Legislative Session: HB 2579 – DISD Governance Legislation Updated information about the bill: The recent public discussions related to Dallas Independent School District (DISD) governance has resulted in a number of contentious issues raised by various groups within the district. Rather than focusing on issues that divide us, the intent of HB 2579 is […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Zornes MARCH 18, 2015 (512) 463-0746 ANCHIA FILES BILL TO STOP STATE BAILOUT OF TRINITY TOLL ROAD HB 3674 will prohibit use of limited transportation dollars for underfunded toll road (Austin) Last week, Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) filed HB 3674, a bi-partisan bill that would prioritize […]
I would like to commend Rep. Rafael Anchia for bringing the issue of the Trinity Parkway to light in the state Legislature. The argument has been made that the state should not be involved in city matters. But with the city facing more than a $900 million shortfall for this project, it is only natural […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Zornes MARCH 16, 2015 (512) 463-0746 ANCHIA FILES BILL TO IMPROVE DISD GOVERNANCE Proposals in HB 2579 would go to voters for approval (Austin) Last week Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) filed HB 2579, a bi-partisan bill that would implement provisions related to the governance of […]
Just months after efforts to transform Dallas ISD into a home-rule charter failed, a new bill filed in the Texas Legislature proposes to overhaul the district with some of the same options. The bill, by Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, would allow local voters to decide whether to reshape how the Dallas Independent School District is governed […]
84th Legislative Session: HB 2579 – DISD Governance Legislation The recent public discussions related to Dallas Independent School District (DISD) governance has resulted in a number of contentious issues raised by various groups within the district. Rather than focusing on issues which divide us, the intent of HB 2579 is to build off of those […]