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  1. Re: My op-ed in the Express-News: Future of Texas Begins in Pre-kinder Classrooms

    Thanks for your support, Raul!

    --Mike Villarreal

  2. Re: State Leaders' Proposal Prolongs Severe Education Cuts

    We really need new leadership in this state! What's more important than educating the next generatio...

    --Raul

  3. Re: My op-ed in the Express-News: Future of Texas Begins in Pre-kinder Classrooms

    Great editorial. Prekindergarten makes such a difference. I'm glad to see you and the Mayor pushing ...

    --Raul

 
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Mike's Mic Week Six - The Lottery Science Experiment



In this week's Mike's Mic, Mike performs a science experiment to show how the lottery contributes money to education funding, but doesn't actually increase the education funding footprint in Texas.  It's one example of the sneaky way the legislature moves money around to pay for other things.



Austin Chronicle: Legeland: Brew the Looking Glass



HB 660 by San Antonio's Mike Villarre­al would let brewpubs that produce fewer than 10,000 barrels per year either sell to a distributor or self-distribute.



Standard and Poor's Report on the Texas Budget Challenge - Structural Changes are Key to Avoid Persistent Deficits



Standard and Poor's has provided us a copy of their recent report, "Texas' Budget Challenge: Structural Changes Are Key To Avoid Persistent Deficits." The report is available here and further information is available at www.standardandpoors.com.



San Antonio Business Journal: Alamo City Brewers to Host Texas Beer Freedom Rally in Support of HB 660



“This bill is an effort to bring together the interested parties to find a common ground, a win-win solution that gives consumers more opportunities to drink great Texas beers, allows brew pubs to grow their businesses and provides new clients for beer distributors,” Rep. Villarreal says.



Austin Chronicle: Brewers Lobby at The Capitol



As it is currently worded, HB 660 (by San Antonio Rep. Mike Villarreal) would allow brewpubs to sell to distributors, but with an important catch: If a brewpub’s production does not exceed 10,000 barrels per year (and currently, that would be every brewpub in the state), it may self-distribute.



Mike's Mic - 82R.w6.v5 - A Candid Mike



This week, see Mike like you have never seen him before.



Press Release: Villarreal Files Bill to Change Direction of Student Testing: Pilot Program Would Include Teachers in Designing Tests of Critical Thinking



Austin - Today State Representative Mike Villarreal announced a new bill, HB 1307, to provide a new direction for the testing of public school students in Texas. Rep. Villarreal will be available in Austin and San Antonio to comment on the legislation.



Press Release: Republican Budget Proposal Could Raise Tuition Over $1,000 Per Year - Governor's Call for Lower Tuition Shows He is in Denial



Austin - Today State Representative Mike Villarreal released data he received from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board showing that college tuition could rise by over $1,000 per year if the Republican state budget proposal is passed.



Press Release: Villarreal Urges Preventive Dental Care for Children: Files Bill for Sealants at Schools and Opposes Medicaid Rate Cuts



Austin - Today Representative Mike Villarreal announced his opposition to proposed cuts to Medicaid reimbursement rates for dentists and proposed a bill to improve access to dental care for children.



Mike's Mic - Mike Shares His Feelings on State of the State, Structural Shortfall, and Committee Assignments



In this week's Mike's Mic, I share my feelings about the State of the State, the structural budget shortfall, and committee assignments. I also read your letters.



Press Release: Villarreal Reappointed to Key Budget and Revenue Committees



Austin - Today Texas House Speaker Joe Straus named Representative Mike Villarreal to the Appropriations Committee, the Ways and Means Committee, and the Redistricting Committee.



HB 978 - School Governance Update



Last week I published this post about why I filed HB 978.  Here is a diagram that should help you better understand the process.



Dallas Morning News: Upbeat Perry Touts Texas’ Strengths, Dismisses Budget ‘Doomsayers’



 “Governor Perry missed an opportunity to take responsibility for the financial crisis he helped create or outline a way to continue our state’s investment in education and basic services,” Villarreal said.



Hot off the Press - The Governor's Budget 2012-13



I thought you would like to see the Governor's budget as you watch the State of the State. 



Press Advisory: Rep. Villarreal Responds to Governor's State of the State Address - Notes that Governor Offered Virtually No Budget Solutions



"Governor Perry missed an opportunity to take responsibility for the financial crisis he helped create or outline a way to continue our state's investment in education and basic services."



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