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Rep. Eric Johnson

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Election Day is here again. Be ready to cast your vote

May 27 is Election Day once again. This election will decide those races where no candidate received a majority of the votes in March’s primary election.

Equal pay for equal work should matter to all of us

Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis said, “the Equal Pay Act is commonsense,” in response to Gov. Rick Perry’s veto of the bill aimed at closing gaps in the Lilly Ledbetter Act at the state level. Meanwhile, Perry stated that Davis’ focus on issues like equal pay was “nonsense,” and the Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott said that he would veto the bill if he is elected and it ends up on his desk during the 2015 Legislative session. As a response, Davis said, “This Texas gal is calling you out,” and I’m standing with Davis!

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Tips for a strong start to the school year

With the end of summer fast approaching, it’s time to start getting your kids ready to go back to school and to start thinking about how to help your child get the most out of their education. To help you do that, here are a few tips for a successful school year.

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Supreme Court decision has big implications for Texas voters

On June 25, the United States Supreme Court handed down a devastating decision regarding voting rights: Shelby County v. Holder. The 5-4 decision struck down an important part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which for almost 50 years has played a key role in protecting the voting rights of minority citizens in places with a history of racially motivated voting restrictions.

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Redistricting: Texas Legislature to begin special session

The 83rd regular session of the Texas Legislature ended on May 27. Within an hour of the formal end of session, the first special session, called by Gov. Rick Perry to address the ever-volatile issue of redistricting, had begun.