Senate Budget Passes Out of Senate Finance Committee

The Senate Finance Committee today unanimously approved the Committee Substitute to House Bill 1, the appropriations bill, sponsored by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound.

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Senate Finance Committee Finalizes Senate Budget

The Senate Finance Committee today approved final workgroup recommendations for SB 1, the appropriations bill, filed by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound.

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Texas Senate Approves SB 72 to Address Human Trafficking

The Texas Senate today approved SB 72, creating the Statewide Human Trafficking Coordinating Council whose members include all state agencies that receive an appropriation to address human trafficking.

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Senator Nelson's Contracting Reform Legislation Passes Texas Senate

The Texas Senate today approved SB 65, authored by Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, responding to the continued failure of state agencies to follow laws and procedures on state contracting.

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Senate Finance Committee Approves Zero-Based Budgeting

Today the Senate Finance Committee today approved SB 68, authored by Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, directing state agencies to undergo strategic fiscal review -- a form of zero-based budgeting.

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Senator Nelson's SB 500 Passes in Texas Senate

The Texas Senate today approved SB 500, the supplemental budget, authored by Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, covering Harvey, the Medicaid shortfall and other critical needs for the state.

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Senate Finance Committee Approves Supplemental Budget

The Senate Finance Committee today approved SB 500, the supplemental budget, authored by Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, covering Harvey, the Medicaid shortfall and other critical needs for the state.

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Senator Nelson's SB 10 Passes in Texas Senate

The Texas Senate today unanimously approved SB 10, authored by Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, which establishes the Texas Mental Health Care Consortium to foster collaboration among health-related institutions with the goal of improving early intervention and access to mental health services, addressing psychiatry workforce issues, promoting and coordinating mental health research, and strengthening judicial training on juvenile mental health.

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Senator Nelson's Teacher Pay Legislation Advances

The Texas Senate today unanimously approved SB 3 by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, providing a permanent $5,000 annual salary increase for every classroom teacher in the state.

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Senator Nelson Passes Four Bills Out of State Affairs

The Senate State Affairs Committee today approved four bills authored by Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound.

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Senator Nelson's Sexual Assault Legislation Considered

The Senate State Affairs Committee today considered two bills by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, including SB 71 establishing a telemedicine program that will deliver high-quality medical forensic care to sexual assault survivors throughout Texas.

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Senator Nelson's Teacher Pay Legislation Advances

The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved SB 3 by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, providing a permanent $5,000 annual salary increase for every classroom teacher in the state.

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Health & Human Services Committee Approves Senate Bill 10

The Senate Health & Human Services Committee today unanimously approved SB 10, authored by Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, which establishes the Texas Mental Health Care Consortium and leverages the expertise of our state's medical schools to bolster mental health resources for Texas children and adolescents.

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Senator Nelson Files Senate Bill 10 to Strengthen Mental Health

Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, today filed SB 10, which establishes the Mental Health Care Consortium to foster collaboration among health-related institutions with the goal of improving early identification and access to mental health services, addressing psychiatry workforce issues, promoting and coordinating mental health research, and strengthening judicial training on juvenile mental health.

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Senator Nelson Files Bills to Address Opioid Epidemic

Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, today filed a package of bills to confront opioid abuse in Texas. Lawmakers may file legislation through March 8, 2019.

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Senator Nelson Reappointed Chair of Senate Finance Committee

Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, today was reappointed as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. She was also reappointed to the State Affairs Committee.

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Senate Base Budget Prioritizes Education

Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, today filed SB 1, the general appropriations bill, establishing education, mental health and public safety as major priorities for the upcoming two-year budget. She also filed SB 500, the supplemental budget, which includes funding for school safety, state hospitals, pensions, Hurricane Harvey expenses and other needs.

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Senator Nelson Files Bill to Raise Teacher Salaries

Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, today filed SB 3 providing a $5,000 annual salary increase for every classroom teacher in Texas.

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Senator Nelson Makes History on Opening Day

Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, made history this week, as the first woman to preside over opening day in the Texas Senate. She gaveled in the Senate for the 86th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature on behalf of Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, who was called to Washington, DC by the White House.

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