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9:48 am CST - March 31, 2015

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Governor Abbott Statement On HHSC Strike Force Report

abbott3Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued the following statement regarding the report released today by the strike force he deployed to conduct a review of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission: Continue Reading.

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9:46 am CST - March 31, 2015

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Lt. Governor Patrick on Passage of Public School Performance and Workforce Development Legislation

dan.patrict.lt.govTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Today the Texas Senate passed two critical pieces of school reform legislation; Senate Bill 6 (SB 6) by Senator Larry Taylor and Senate Bill 13 (SB 13) by Senator Charles Perry, et al.

SB 6 by Sen. Larry Taylor was passed to third reading by a vote of 20-10, and will bring a letter grade system (A-F) for public school campuses based on their performance.  Continue Reading.

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9:42 am CST - March 31, 2015

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Coalition Applauds Selection of Greg Fenves to Lead UT Austin

Gregory.L.FenvesTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas The Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education today issued the following statement after the UT System Board of Regents selected Gregory L. Fenves, the current provost and executive vice president of UT Austin, as the sole finalist to replace outgoing UT Austin President Bill Powers: Continue Reading.

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9:31 am CST - March 31, 2015

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Texas Workforce Commission Enforces Wage Payment Law

$5.15 million in unpaid wages collected on behalf of Texas workers

andresalcantar3Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) helped working Texans collect more than $5.15 million in unpaid wages in 2014. TWC administers the Texas Payday Law, which requires private employers to provide workers with earned compensation in a complete and timely manner.  Continue Reading.

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9:27 am CST - March 31, 2015

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WGU Texas Launches New Higher Education Partnership with TAB

Nonprofit university, leading statewide business association aim to prepare more Texans to meet state’s workforce needs

tabTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas  (March 30, 2015) With workforce shortages facing many cities in Texas across healthcare, IT and STEM education fields, WGU Texas and the Texas Association of Business (TAB) today announced a new partnership aimed at ensuring Texas has an educated workforce. Continue Reading.

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9:35 am CST - March 30, 2015

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Gov. Abbott: On February Jobs Numbers in Texas

abbott.0217Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that Texas added 7,100 jobs in the month of February, with the unemployment dropping to 4.3 percent, down from 4.4 percent in January 2015. Following the release, Governor Abbott issued the following statement: Continue Reading.

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9:32 am CST - March 30, 2015

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Lt. Gov . Patrick: The Beginning of the End of the Franchise Tax

dan.patrict4Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Senate delivered a historic tax relief package for homeowners and businesses this week. Senate Bill 1(SB 1), Senate Joint Resolution 1(SJR 1), Senate Bill 7 and Senate Bill 8 (SB 7 & SB 8) passed out of the Senate with strong bipartisan support. Continue Reading.

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9:30 am CST - March 30, 2015

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Smith to Host Live NASA Downlink with Space Station at Local High School

Special guest Apollo Astronaut Charlie Duke will share experience as one of just twelve people to ever walk on the Moon

Lamar Smith Science-Space-TechnologyTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC  — Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) will host a live television downlink with astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) next MONDAY April 6, 2015 at 10:15 AM CT at Smithson Valley High School. Congressman Smith will be joined by former Apollo Astronaut Charlie Duke to host the event. Continue Reading.

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9:28 am CST - March 30, 2015

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First Lady Cecilia Abbott Addresses 2015 Texas Science And Engineering Fair

cecilia.abbottTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (SAN ANTONIO) – Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today addressed the 2015 Texas Science and Engineering Fair in San Antonio where she offered encouragement and congratulations to the participating students. Following her remarks, First Lady Abbott toured the science fair, viewing exhibits and visiting with students. Continue Reading.

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9:17 am CST - March 30, 2015

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Texas Unemployment Falls to 4.3% in February

Job growth continues with the statewide addition of 7,100 positions

Andres-AlcantarTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –Fueled by an impressive expansion in the Trade, Transportation and Utilities industry, Texas saw continued seasonally adjusted job growth in February. The Trade, Transportation and Utilities industry saw its largest monthly increase in more than 20 years with the addition of 16,300 jobs. Continue Reading.

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