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Sen. Uresti's E-Newsletter - March 2017

The Capitol has been a busy place, as my office has hosted leaders from Uvalde, Zavala, Kinney, and Maverick counties for county days. Each delegation provided me with meaningful insight on legislation that will directly impact their county. I appreciate our leaders for making the trip and sharing their legislative priorities, and I am eager to welcome more counties in the coming weeks... [More]

Austin, TX—Today the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 11. Joint authored by Senate Health and Human Services Committee Vice Chairman Senator Uresti along with Chairman Schwertner and Finance Chairwomen Nelson, SB 11 will bring much needed reforms to Child Protective Services (CPS) policies, improve contract oversight, and expand health care services for children and youth in foster care... [More]

The Texas Medal of the Arts Award, presented by the Texas Cultural Trust, recognizes exceptional artists, as well as art institutions and businesses whose generosity has fostered artistic opportunity. In order to be selected, artists must not only be extraordinarily talented but also have vision and tremendous dedication... [More]

As we complete the first month of the 85th Legislative Session, the Senate has passed several pieces of legislation relating to the Governor's emergency items. Bills that address those emergency items are the only bills that may be heard during the first 60 days of the legislative session... [More]

The number of drilling rigs at work in Texas rose to a count of 386, according to a February 24th report by Baker Hughes, an oil services firm. Nationally, there were 754 rigs at work, a number that has been steadily increasing for several months. Overall, US crude production rose throughout the month, now about 9,001 million barrels/day... [More]

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