Chaille Jolink, The Burnt Orange Report
The 83rd Legislative Session in all its Special Session glory has finally come and gone. What's left are some interesting stories, a few bills passed, a budget, a history making filibuster, and nineconstitutional amendments Texans can vote on this November 5th.
Last month I interviewed State Representative Terry Canales, who represents a majority of Edinburg in Hidalgo County. He is a freshman state representative who took the place of expat Aaron Pena. In our interview we talked about the newly minted Medical School in South Texas, the guns on campus measures, and a few of the bills Representative Canales had the chance to author and even pass through the legislature.
Find out more about Representative Canales and the bills he passed his first session below the jump.The UT Med School is one of the most important pieces of legislation that has passed in recent memory to affect South Texas. Representative Canales personally spearheaded efforts to get the 100 co-authors to sign onto the bill, and he also noted that because tuition revenue bonds were not dealt with this session South Texas lost approximately $100 million dollars.