Tribpedia: René Oliveira

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State Representative René Oliveira (D-Brownsville) is currently serving his 15th term in the Texas House of Representatives where he serves as chairman of the Business & Industry Committee and is a member of the Redistricting (Procedural) and State Affairs committees.


He is the recent winner of Legislator of the Year awards from the Texas Association of Counties, the County Judges and ...

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A Half-Million in Texas Without Workplace Insurance

State Rep. Renee Oliveira, D-Brownsville, votes yes on third reading of HB 1000 creating a medical school in the Rio Grande Valley on March 20, 2013.
State Rep. Renee Oliveira, D-Brownsville, votes yes on third reading of HB 1000 creating a medical school in the Rio Grande Valley on March 20, 2013.

At least a half-million Texas workers have no workplace insurance coverage, either through the workers' compensation system or the private market. The figure prompted debate at a legislative hearing Tuesday about workers who have no protection after an injury or fatality — and who should foot the bill.

Traffic congestion on Interstate 35 in Austin. The freeway through central Austin is among the state's most congested road segments, according to a TxDOT study.
Traffic congestion on Interstate 35 in Austin. The freeway through central Austin is among the state's most congested road segments, according to a TxDOT study.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Nov. 5, 2013

Your evening reading: toll road swap floated for Austin; Texas Supreme Court hears same-sex divorce cases; new poll shows Abbott with commanding lead

Bill Would Limit Non-Transferable Tickets

A bill up for debate in a House committee on Tuesday would prohibit ticket brokers and live event venues from restricting how fans re-sell their tickets. Venues and sports teams say the measure protects scalpers, not consumers.