For Strama, Education Interests Hit Close to Home

Bidness as Usual


This is one in a series of occasional stories about ethics and transparency in the part-time Texas Legislature.

State Rep. Mark Strama was not the lone dissenter in the Texas House during Tuesday’s almost 10-hour debate on House Bill 5. But the Austin Democrat did prove to be the bill’s most tenacious critic.

After offering eight amendments for consideration, he cast one of only two no votes against the comprehensive education legislation, which includes a provision aimed at allowing high school students the opportunity to pursue career training by reducing the number of math and science courses they ...

Full Story

Comment Policy

The Texas Tribune is pleased to provide the opportunity for you to share your observations about this story. We encourage lively debate on the issues of the day, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at hand. To comment, you must be a registered user of the Tribune, and your user name will be displayed. Thanks for taking time to offer your thoughts.

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Sign-Up