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  1. Re: My op-ed in the Express-News: Future of Texas Begins in Pre-kinder Classrooms

    Thanks for your support, Raul!

    --Mike Villarreal

  2. Re: State Leaders' Proposal Prolongs Severe Education Cuts

    We really need new leadership in this state! What's more important than educating the next generatio...

    --Raul

  3. Re: My op-ed in the Express-News: Future of Texas Begins in Pre-kinder Classrooms

    Great editorial. Prekindergarten makes such a difference. I'm glad to see you and the Mayor pushing ...

    --Raul

 
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Galveston Daily News on Sales price disclosure - Buyout program records raise questions



GALVESTON — Fair market value is a fundamental concept underpinning modern society.  [Senator] Wentworth and Rep. Mike Villarreal, a San Antonio Democrat, have filed several bills through the years attempting to make the appraisal system more transparent by making real estate sale prices public.



Politico - Is Rick Perry dumb?



“This is like judging [baseball star] David Ortiz as a failed athlete because he’s never scored a touchdown,” said Democratic Texas state Rep. Mike Villarreal, alluding to the Perry-is-dull charge. “He’s a focused, committed and skilled political animal. He wins elections. Do not underestimate him.”



PolitiFact Texas - Mike Villarreal says Texans earning minimum wage more than doubled with Rick Perry as governor



PolitiFact Texas ranks my statement that before Rick Perry became governor, "only 4 percent of our total labor force was a minimum wage job ... Today, that number has more than doubled (to) 9.5 percent" as half true.  What do you think?



Texas Democratic Party - Sign the Petition Against Voter Suppression by August 31, 2011



The TDP is circulating this petition to protest the new requirements that will be imposed upon voters by the discriminatory Voter ID law if the Department of Justice approves the new law.  Click here to sign the petition and learn more about the new requirements.  The form deadline in August 31, 2011. 



Alamo Area Master Naturalist Training Opportunities



If you have ever considered becoming a Texas Master Naturalist, please click here for training opportunities throuh the Alamo Area Master Naturalists. 



SAEN - Project Quest Woes Blamed on Grant



As city officials, council members and community leaders grapple with the fate of a beleaguered Project Quest, supporters of the controversial workforce development program are pointing to a state grant as the source of its woes.



Bloomberg - Perry Economy Masks Gaps Amid Job Growth



“He [Rick Perry] would be leaving behind a fiscal house in worse shape than he found when he first became governor,” state Representative Mike Villarreal,



Event Tomorrow - UTSA College of Public Policy and SA 2020 Government Accountability/Civic Engagement



If you would like to be part of the effort to enhance government accountability and civic engagement in San Antonio, consider attending this event tomorrow.  An RSVP is required. 



E-Newsletter - Join My Team, School Ratings Released, In the News, and Upcoming Events



I always say that serving in the Legislature is a team sport. My team includes community members who keep me updated on how state policies are playing out in their lives, parents who visit the Capitol to oppose deep cuts in education funding, and the interns and staff who collaborate with me every day. I rely on a lot of smart people to help me do my job well.



Summer Survival Guide for Parents



I've teamed up with other parents to provide you our first “Parent Summer Survival Guide”.  We really hope that you’ll enjoy these free and low cost activities to cultivate children with creative minds and healthy bodies.  Please share the suggestions with your friends and neighbors!



Collaborate on Our Interactive Map - Budget Cuts Cost Texans These Jobs



If you know of jobs lost in Texas due to the budget cuts, please enter them on this interactive map.



Houston Chronicle: UTMB to lay off 250 employees



Legislative budget cuts are forcing the University of Texas Medical Branch to lay off as many as 250 employees.

 



Mark Your Calendars - Rally in Austin on August 6th Against Rick Perry



The Travis County Democratic Party is hosting a rally against Rick Perry and his unprecedented cuts to public education.



Opportunity to join our team in the political office in Austin



Please see the below posting for an internship opportunity on my team in my political office in Austin.



Mike in the News - Named by Texas Observer as the People's Friend with a Clear Conscience Award



I am honored to receive the Clear Conscience Award from the Texas Observer.  This article was printed in the June 17, 2011 edition of the Texas Observer.



State Representative Mike Villarreal - Texas House District 123 San Antonio
P.O. Box 830601, San Antonio, Texas 78283 -- 210.378.0197
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