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Sen. Uresti's E-Newsletter - March 2015

As March begins we are 40% of the way through the 2015 Legislative Session. March 13th will designate the 60th day, and the last day to file legislation. Historically on the 60th day, the fast pace of the Legislature switches into an even higher gear. Committees have been named and are hard at work hearing bills and taking public testimony... [More]

You are invited to Any Baby Can’s Fiesta on April 18, 2015 at the AT&T Center. As an Official Fiesta San Antonio Event, it will feature the 11th Annual Walk for Autism, the Superhero 5K Run, music, food, and family activities. This annual event, in its 11th year, would not be possible without the support of the community and people like you... [More]

Senator Carlos Uresti filed Senate Bill 705 to improve accountability in Texas contracting procedures. The State Auditor's Office (SAO) recently examined the fourteen largest contracts and found that state agencies generally failed to follow their own rules regarding contract oversight. As a result, agencies made payments without corresponding invoices, prices increased inexplicably, and ethical disclosure provisions were amended out... [More]

Sen. Carlos Uresti filed SB 648 that would increase the legal age to purchase, possess, or consume tobacco products in Texas from 18 to 19 years of age. According to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, some 24,500 adult Texans die each year from smoking, and 503,000 kids currently under the age of 18 will ultimately die prematurely from tobacco... [More]

The price of West Texas Intermediate crude continues to flounder around $50 a barrel after the OPEC cartel’s failure last fall to cut production limits as inventories of oil surged. Texas and U.S. production continues to increase despite a huge drop in the number of drilling rigs at work... [More]

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