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Rep. Raymond Takes Oath of Office: Calls on the Legislature to Put Children First

AUSTIN– Following today’s 83rd legislative session swearing in, Rep. Richard Peña Raymond (D-Laredo) called on the Legislature to put children first by fully restoring funding to education and investing in programs focused on the well-being of our kids. “I am asking my colleagues to join me in fully restoring $5 billion to fund education. Protecting…

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Rep. Raymond Files Legislation to Protect Texas Families

Tax-Free Food, Drinks, Medicine, and Child-Care Services LAREDO, Nov. 10, 2010 — Rep. Richard Peña Raymond (D-Laredo) has filed HJR 36 to protect Texans from higher taxes. The constitutional amendment prohibits the legislature from taxing certain food, drinks, medicine, or child-care services. “These are difficult times and Texas families across the state are facing increasing financial hardships.…

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