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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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White House, Texas Dems tout health care overhaul

Jan 6, 2014 No Comments ›› tmf

AUSTIN, Texas — The White House and Texas Democrats touted the health care overhaul on Monday and renewed calls on Republican leaders to expand coverage for the poor. As Republican candidates blast the Affordable Care Act ahead of the March 4 primary, state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins joined …

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Legislators look for funding avenues as Texas grows

Dec 29, 2013 No Comments ›› tmf

AUSTIN — Like any booming state, Texas is experiencing growing pains. This, in part, explains why voters across the state will be asked in the Nov. 4 general election to approve a constitutional amendment that would authorize the Texas Legislature to withdraw $1.2 billion a year from the rainy day fund to finance transportation projects. …

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MALC CHAIRMAN COMMENTS ON FIRST VOTER ID STATUS

Nov 15, 2013 No Comments ›› tmf

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Today, Mexican American Legislative Caucus Chairman Trey Martinez Fischer released the following statement following the Texas Voter ID Status Conference, which set a trial court date for September 2, 2014: “Our most basic American right is at stake. We look forward to having our day in court to prove, as we have successfully …

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Lawmaker Eyes Access to UT Regents’ Computers

Nov 4, 2013 No Comments ›› tmf

State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer believes that the investigation into whether a University of Texas System regent should be impeached could require a look at UT regents’ personal computers, iPads and smartphones. In an Oct. 31 letter to Rusty Hardin, special counsel to the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations, Martinez Fischer — a …

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Skirmish over lawmaker’s name is latest in a long line

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments ›› tmf

  BY JONATHAN TILOVE - AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF In politics, your name is your brand, and no name is more branded in the consciousness of the Texas Capitol than that of Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer. He is TMF — a skillful and pugnacious Democratic legislator from San Antonio now in his seventh term who invariably finds himself in …

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Democrat urges Abbott to repudiate push to end immigrant tuition break

Oct 9, 2013 No Comments ›› tmf

A leading Hispanic Democrat in the Legislature has called on Republican gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott to repudiate vows by GOP lieutenant governor candidates to support repeal of the Texas law allowing those in the country illegally to pay state-resident tuition rates. Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer of San Antonio, who is head of the Mexican American …

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Exclusive Interview: MALC Chairman Trey Martinez Fischer

Sep 20, 2013 No Comments ›› tmf

Every vote counts. No matter how superfluous one single ballot may seem, the importance to exercise one’s right to vote is essential to the integrity of our country’s quality of life. In the end, if someone chooses to remain silent, no one can force that person to vote, but it’s when these rights to do …

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