FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Contact: Liz Zornes April 20, 2015                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (512) 463-0746   ANCHIA HOLDS COMMITTEE HEARING TO CELEBRATE EARTH DAY Hears bills on climate change and a greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan   (Austin)  Today Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) celebrated Earth Day with a hearing in the Committee on International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs.  The Committee heard testimony on HB 2078, HB 2080, both by Rep. Anchia, and HB 2571, by Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas). Among those testifying were Al

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Zornes (512) 463-0746 office APRIL 17, 2015                                                                         MEDIA ADVISORY In commemoration of Earth Day the Committee will have a public hearing on International and Intergovernmental efforts to mitigate climate change What:              The Committee will hear: HB 2078, relating to the creation of the Global Climate Change Commission; HB 2080, relating to the creation and implementation of a greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan; HB 2571, relating to information on projected changes in weather, water availability, and climate variability in strategic plans of state agencies. Where:            Hearing Room E1.014 When:              Monday, April 20, 2015, 8:00 AM Central

A Dallas lawmaker urged the House Wednesday to back his bill allowing both same-sex parents to be listed on adopted children’s updated birth records. Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, said he’s chagrined colleagues on the House State Affairs Committee won’t vote out his bill, which he said would ease hardship for some adopted children and their unconventional families

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