House OKs panic buttons in wake of open carry confrontation

Jan 14, 2015 No Comments ›› tmf

By Lauren McGaughy | January 14, 2015 | Houston Chronicle AUSTIN – The Texas House approved rules Wednesday to be able to install panic buttons and eject hostile members of the public from their offices, after a confrontation between lawmakers and open carry advocates visiting the Capitol on the opening day of the 2015 session. “I think that public servants …

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Continuing the Legacy of Leadership in SD26

Nov 21, 2014 No Comments ›› tmf

  State Representative Trey Martinez Fischer celebrates Senator Leticia Van de Putte, looks forward to opportunity to continue legacy of leadership. San Antonio, TX— Today, State Representative Trey Martinez Fischer issued the following statement: “Having served for over two decades in the Texas Legislature, Senator Leticia Van de Putte has been a tireless and fearless …

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Texas Dems look to get in front of voter ID issue

Sep 5, 2014 No Comments ›› tmf

By Patrick Svitek Texas Democrats are renewing their opposition to the state’s voter-identification law, rolling out a program to educate voters ahead of a decisive few months that could see the controversial statute become a top issue in the governor’s race. The law is considered one of the toughest of its kind in the country, requiring …

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Texas Photo ID Trial Begins: Groups Argue Law Violates Voting Rights Act, Constitution

Sep 5, 2014 No Comments ›› tmf

NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–September 2, 2014.  A U.S. District Court will hear oral arguments starting today on Texas’s photo ID law. The trial will include arguments from the Texas State Conference of the NAACP and the Mexican American Legislative Caucus of the Texas House of Representatives (MALC), who will present evidence that the state’s ID requirement erects …

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Voter ID fight heads back to court

Aug 31, 2014 No Comments ›› tmf

By ENRIQUE RANGEL AUSTIN — As with every election in Texas since last year, voters casting ballots in the Nov. 4 general election must show government-issued photo identification. But will that requirement still exist two years from now when Texans, like millions of Americans, vote in the 2016 presidential election and in numerous other races? A …

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Trey Martinez Fischer: Electoral Change in the New Texas

Jul 15, 2014 No Comments ›› tmf

Texas State Representative and Mexican American Legislative Caucus Chair Trey Martinez Fischer is garnering national attention as a hard-hitting, tenacious Democrat who is as comfortable standing alone against the Texas GOP as he is successfully negotiating for bi-partisan legislation. At PowerPAC+’s Race Will Win the Race Conference, Trey illustrated the vast, yet unrealized, electoral power of …

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Fischer: Surge of Latino voters stagnates under state GOP’s policies

Apr 28, 2014 No Comments ›› tmf

There has been a lot of talk lately about Latinos in Texas politics. The conversation has reached a fever pitch in part because rapid demographic changes in Texas are accelerating faster than previously predicted, as underscored by a recent Houston Chronicle commentary “Demographics tell tale of woe for Texas (Page B8, April 13). With the most aggressive …

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In Lone Star State, High Hopes for Rising Democrats

Mar 27, 2014 No Comments ›› tmf

  Now, the Lone Star State has a stable of Democratic rising stars not seen since the days of its last liberal lion. Things are looking up, Democrats argue, with long-awaited demographic changes on the horizon and a Republican Party potentially damaging itself for the future in this cycle’s primary battles. But with a state …

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Texas is changing. Can the GOP rise to the challenge?

Mar 12, 2014 No Comments ›› tmf

With the race to the bottom known as the Texas Republican primary behind us, we now have a clearer picture of who will be running here statewide in November, with Greg Abbott at the top of the ticket, George P. Bush somewhere in the middle, and a few races headed for runoff elections. If the primary is …

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La Voz Interview

Jan 25, 2014 No Comments ›› tmf

HOUSTON – Confiesa tener la mirada puesta a futuro en cargos como el de fiscal general o gobernador de Texas al terminar su actual cargo como representante estatal democrata por San Antonio, en 2016. Pero, de momento, el presidente del Caucus méxico-estadounidense de la Legislatura de Texas, Trey Martínez Fischer, se concentra en cuestiones que …

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