Governor inaugurated, check. Speaker elected, check. Senate two-thirds rule busted, check. Education lobbyist staying up way too late dancing to Lady Antebellum, check. The 84th Texas Legislature is underway.
Only two days into the 84th Texas Legislative Session, supporters of the 2001 Texas DREAM Act are rallying. The Act, once supported by Governor Rick Perry and other Republicans, permits in-state tuition for immigrants, whether or not they are “legal.” Several statewide officials recently campaigned to repeal the Act.
Happy New Year and welcome back to campus. We hope one of your New Year’s resolutions will be to get more involved with your state association -- we are ready to listen to your thoughts, ideas and needs! Your voice is more important than ever during the upcoming legislative session starting today!
Efforts at Closing the Gaps succeeded – enrollments have ballooned. New academic programs have been approved. Larger class sizes can’t squeeze into 1970’s-style rooms. Lab configurations couldn’t have been conceived for today’s science experiments and research.