After watching the presentation by State Senator Nathan Johnson on Medicaid Expansion, it would seem that passing the necessary legislation would be a no-brainer; but, alas, it was soundly defeated with only one Republican voting for it. Once again, Texas and Texans will suffer from lack of health care insurance options.
We should continue to advocate that the state legislature distribute the federal funds for relief for school districts adversely affected by COVID-19. School systems are being forced to cut back budgets due to the state holding the money allocated to schools to balance other parts of the state’s budget.
Senate Bill 7 on voting restrictions has passed and been sent to the House for further action.
*Here’s what you need to know:
- Limiting how local officials can expand voting options
- Regulating the distribution of polling places in urban areas
- Requiring paper trails for voting
- Setting new rules for voting by mail
- Regulating donations to counties
- Setting new rules for removing people from the voter rolls
- Enhancing poll watcher freedom
- Requiring the recording of vote counting
It is important to keep letting Andrew Murr know that we are opposed to these voter restrictions.
* From Texas Tribune