FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Zornes     (214) 943-6081 AUGUST 14, 2015   ANCHIA CLAIMS VICTORY FOR SAME-GENDER FAMILIES WHO ADOPT CHILDREN DSHS has agreed to amend the Texas Health and Safety Code to grant adopted children in Texas a birth certificate that correctly lists their parents   Dallas – After four consecutive legislative sessions of filing legislation that would allow children adopted by same-gender parents in Texas to have the names of both parents listed on their supplemental birth certificates, Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) received an announcement from the Department of

AUSTIN — The state will dedicate $4.5 million to the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology to study seismic activity under a supplemental budget bill approved by the House on Thursday.House lawmakers voted 145-1 to give final approval to the supplemental budget, which holds money to address needs in the current state budget, which ends Aug. 31. The bill now goes to Gov. Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it. Dallas Democrat Rep. Rafael Anchia secured the money in the state budget to

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Liz Zornes    (512) 463-0746 MAY 28, 2015   ANCHIA GETS MONEY FOR STUDY OF SEISMIC ACTIVITY IN TEXAS HB 2 appropriates $4.5 million to study cause of earthquakes            (Austin) Today the House of Representatives gave final approval to HB 2, the supplemental appropriations bill,  that included an appropriation of $4.5 million to the University of Texas at Austin Bureau of Economic Geology for a study of seismic activity in the state of Texas.  A member of the House Energy Resources Committee, Anchia took the language from his HB 2932 and

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