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Latino Leaders Give Perry Lukewarm Response

Governor Rick Perry speaks at the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) convention in San Antonio on June 23, 2011.
Governor Rick Perry speaks at the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) convention in San Antonio on June 23, 2011.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry made no mention of the federal government’s overreach or the violence he says is spilling across the state’s border during a brief and tense public appearance today before hundreds of Latino elected officials. 

 

Texplainer: What About Bills Perry Won't Sign or Veto?

Gov. Rick Perry ceremonially signed HB 274, which brings lawsuit reforms to Texas courts, including a loser pay system for frivolous lawsuits on May 30th,2011
Gov. Rick Perry ceremonially signed HB 274, which brings lawsuit reforms to Texas courts, including a loser pay system for frivolous lawsuits on May 30th,2011

Hey Texplainer: What happens to the bills that Perry doesn't sign or veto? Gov. Rick Perry has vetoed and signed a multitude of bills this year, but to date there have been 27 he allowed to become law by default.

Updated: Senate Approves TWIA Bill, Awaits Fight

SEN. John Carona listens to debate on TWIA bill.
SEN. John Carona listens to debate on TWIA bill.

Like ringing the bell at the boxing ring, the Senate today approved a bill that is all but certain to restart a brawl with the House over how to reform the state's windstorm insurer of last resort. "I intend to fight for this tougher than I’ve ever fought for anything," said state Sen. John Carona.

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