Top 10% of Community College Students

AUSTIN – State Representative Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) filed House Bill 3384 to grant the top 10% of community college students who achieve junior standing automatic acceptance at Texas public universities. The program would mirror the current top 10% admissions program for graduating Texas high school students. “Community college degree programs offer a critical opportunity at…

Ms. Lynch must be confirmed as Attorney General

  Loretta Lynch, the president’s nominee to replace Eric Holder as the U.S. Attorney General, is poised to become the first African American woman to lead the Justice Department. Ms. Lynch is a Harvard-educated lawyer with a reputation as a tough prosecutor. Her impeccable record includes the successful prosecutions of high profile public corruption and…

“Campus Carry” & “Open Carry” Bills

AUSTIN – Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on State Affairs, released the following statement today regarding the Committee’s hearing on SB 11 and SB 17, the so-called “campus carry” and “open carry” bills: “There are an endless number of more pressing challenges facing this legislature, from investing in and improving…