Politics

Remnants of Slavery and the Galveston Police Department

Photo credit: khou.com By Senator Borris Miles During the 86th Legislative Session, I reminded my colleagues about how remnants of slavery still existed today when deliberating bills on the Sugar Land 95, and the removal of Confederate statues and monuments. Several news outlets reported the site where Fort Bend ISD uncovered the remains of 95

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Elections Matter

By Senator Borris Miles Last week, my colleague and good friend, Senator Royce West announced his candidacy for US Senate in the Democratic Primary. Senator West and I have fought together for more than 20 years on criminal justice reforms, giving kids a high-quality education and making higher education more affordable and accessible. This year,

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Bringing Home One Billion Dollars for Indigent and Uninsured Health Care

By Senator Borris Miles This session I brought more healthcare dollars to our community and ensured that the new University of Houston medical school serves the community where it will be located. The governor signed into law my legislation that would allow Harris County hospitals to draw down one billion dollars in federal Medicaid reimbursement

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Houston’s Dynamic Duo – Mother / Son Seek Seats on Houston City Council

Does the name “Provost” sound familiar? It certainly should. Provost is synonymous with volunteerism, service and mentoring -all simultaneously. The name Provost is about to become a lot more familiar. Why? I thought you’d never asked. Georgia Provost, who most know as “Mama Pro,” and her son Jerome Provost are running for seats on Houston

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The Governor’s Veto: Retaliation or Racism?

By Senator Borris Miles During the 86th Legislative Session, I worked with several organizations to pass more than 28 pieces of legislation targeted to help the many communities of Senate District 13. Many of those bills, the community had a hand to help craft. From criminal justice reforms, consumer advocacy, affordable and accessible healthcare options

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Helping Kids with Incarcerated Parents

By Senator Borris Miles There were many transformative criminal justice reform bills lawmakers filed and pushed this session. Bail reform, the Sandra Bland Act, the TDCJ Independent Ombudsman and Raise the Age are some of the few pieces of legislation that were proposed, but never had a chance with Republicans in charge. But, one bill

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Republican-led Property Tax Relief or Deceit: Part 2

By Senator Borris Miles The 86th Legislative Session has come to an end, and one of the most significant issues discussed was property tax reform. The Governor, Lt. Governor and Texas Speaker joined together, and they made it very clear, they were going to pass property tax reform. For the past few years, constituents from

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Congressman Al Green Commemorates Juneteenth 2019

(Washington, D.C.) – On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, Congressman Al Green released the following statement to commemorate Juneteenth: “This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first documented arrival of Africans brought to America and forced into chattel slavery. The trajectory of slavery closely paralleled the fight for independence and the foundation of the United

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