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Chris Turner Speaker Notes

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Chris Turner Speaker Notes Pols 2312 (Political Science, Dr. Allen Saxe)

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This public speaker will be covered on the test. It involves important aspects about legislature and major acts that legislature has passed. It also includes a brief set of facts about Chris T...
State and Local Government
Allen Saxe
Class Notes
Government, texas, representative
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Robin W. on Monday October 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Pols 2312 (Political Science, Dr. Allen Saxe) at University of Texas at Arlington taught by Allen Saxe in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 25 views. For similar materials see State and Local Government in Government at University of Texas at Arlington.

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Date Created: 10/03/16
Chris Turner Speaker Notes District Representative Professor Allen Saxe POLS 2312-007 Red- important legislature committees and plans • There are 150 representatives in the state of Texas • Chris Turner o Represents district 101 § This includes both Arlington and parts of Grand Prairie o He serves on the Ways and Means committee § This involves aspects such as taxation o He also serves on a higher education committee o He also serves on a select committee for mental health § One of the goals is to remove the stigma associated with mental health care • Legislature o Tuition § Legislature used to regulate tuition • It was later handed over to the board of regents § 60 x 30 Texas Plan • by the year 2030, the state ’s goal is that 60% of Texans between the ages of 24-25 will have skills beyond those of a high school diploma o Ex. This could include a certificate, bachelor ’s degree, master’s degree, ect. o This number is currently at 38% o This goal was derived from the 60% of jobs that will require higher education by 2030 o Healthcare § Texas leads the nation in uninsured health patients § Obamacare • A.k.a. the Affordable Health Care Act • Expands Medicaid o If you are an adult up to 138% of th e poverty level (and you don’t have insurance from a job or can’t afford insurance) you will be offered Medicaid o This expansion cannot be mandatory § States must opt in to this plan o 60% of doctors used to take Medicaid patients § now only 35% accept these patients • this is due to reimbursement o education § 5.4 billion dollars was cut from public schoo ls in 2011 § charter schools don’t even have a minimum requirement for teachers except for a high school diploma • this was amended and now a teacher must have at least a Baccalaureate degree § There are two education committee s in the House and one in the Senate


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