Monthly Archives: May 2019

Making Change Happen

Note: Texas’ 86th Legislative Session – and the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work’s 2019 Austin Legislative Internship Program – concluded on Monday, May 27. Both will convene again in January 2021. Over the next few days, we will be … Continue reading

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What I’m Taking With Me

by Merci Mohagheghi, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Over the past two weeks, I have been responsible for 105 bill analyses on subjects that have been referred to the Texas House of Representatives’State Affairs ,Criminal Jurisprudence, and Natural Resources committees, … Continue reading

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The End Looms Near

by Eli Davis, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group This is my second of two blogs and I figured this one would prove easier to write than the first. There have been a whole lot of meetings, even more … Continue reading

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Personal Privilege Speech

by Ali Schoon, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Mr. Speaker – Members, We have entered the last month of the 86thLege! As a social work intern and policy analyst with the Legislative Study Group, a lot of blood, sweat, … Continue reading

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Caucus within a Caucus

by Santiago Cirnigliaro, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group As Easter came and went, I was able to go home and see my family and friends for the last time before session ends. Even at 4 months into this … Continue reading

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Hand Over Heart, Heart Over Stomach

by Sharon Jacob, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group People come here to see how the sausage is made, but some of them become vegetarians. – Quoted on Overheard Texas Lege (@overheardtxlege on Instagram) Located in an office across … Continue reading

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