Tag Archives: policy

The Perseverance of Policymakers

by Tiffany Teate-Williams, intern in the House Committee on County Affairs As our nation’s administration was in a state of transition, I was revving up for a boxing match and the state legislature was my ring. “Let me at ‘em!” … Continue reading

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Social-working in the Capitol

by Melissa Davila, intern in the office of Representative Jessica Farrar At the beginning of this internship, I had a lot of questions and concerns. I was afraid of the environment I was stepping into, the people I was going … Continue reading

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Valuing the Process – Testimony on SB4

Editor’s Note: This post and the post below both focus on Texas’ SB4, which received preliminary approval, with additional amendments, from the Texas State Senate on the evening of February 7, after these posts were completed. After final approval by … Continue reading

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Viewing Sanctuary Cities Policies through an Intersectional Lens

by Andrea Elizondo, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group On Thursday, February 2, 2017, the Senate Committee on State Affairs held a hearing on Senate Bill 4 (SB4). The bill relates to enforcing local and university campus police departments’ … Continue reading

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An Exercise in Futility?

by Lorette Blagg Like many other macro and soon-to-be macro social workers, my journey took root in frustration. When working with clients you come to love, there is an inevitable realization that the issues you are able to help them … Continue reading

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