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Media MentionJuly 13, 2021

Texas Democrats’ D.C. Escape Plan Has Limited Staying Power

Sherri Greenberg spoke with Bloomberg News about Texas Democrats who left the state to stop voting on the election bill. LBJ appears in this story twice: Two paragraphs after Professor Greenberg, alumnus and Texas State Representative Gene Wu is also quoted.

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Media MentionApril 22, 2021

As kids keep firing guns, a Texas law meant to keep them out of their hands is rarely used

After a toddler fatally shot his 8-month-old brother this month in Houston, authorities and elected officials echoed the same theme: Accidental shootings by children are avoidable. But a state law aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of children by charging owners when a child gets hold of a firearm is seldom used in Texas, Department of Public Safety records show.

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NewsMarch 26, 2021

March 26: Faculty Research, Policy Engagement and News

10 features from the week 

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March 3, 2021

Virtual Admissions Webinars

The LBJ School begins accepting applications each September, with the priority funding deadline Dec. 1. Read on for helpful recorded webinars, student videos and more, to help you put your best foot forward in the application process.

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Media MentionFebruary 26, 2021

Electricity debacle has upended Texas Legislature’s agenda. Will Abbott, other GOP officials pay in 2022?

The electricity grid failures that left millions of Texans shivering and without water for nearly a week — and as many as scores of people dead — have scrambled not only the Legislature’s agenda but the political calculus for next year’s elections.

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FeatureDecember 8, 2020

Healthy Communities are Resilient Communities, Resilient Communities are Healthy Communities

Moving forward, policies aimed at reducing health disparities must prioritize cross-sector collaborations, improve insurance reimbursements for social services impacting health, work to achieve digital inclusion, and enable data sharing and evaluation to improve equity.

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NewsDecember 8, 2020

LBJ School policy leaders craft solutions for a resilient future

Twenty-nine LBJ School authors have come together to craft interdisciplinary and resilience-based policy solutions, published in one toolkit called Resiliency in the Age of COVID-19. This toolkit comes as researchers from across The University of Texas at Austin continue to offer first-of-its-kind groundbreaking research and discovery in the fight against COVID and its long-lasting impacts on public health, business and the future of governance.

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Media MentionNovember 25, 2020

Texas Republicans will hold all the cards when redistricting Houston. It’ll still be messy.

Republicans had a lock on the state Senate, governorship and at least four of the five seats on a little-known board charged with settling disputes over redistricting, the decennial exercise of redrawing political maps to account for population changes.

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Media MentionNovember 4, 2020

Gleason defeats Chody to become first Democrat elected Williamson County sheriff in decades

Mike Gleason on Tuesday became the first Democrat to be elected sheriff in Williamson County in 30 years after defeating embattled incumbent Robert Chody, who outspent him by more than $1 million. Sherri Greenberg, a professor at the University of Texas’ LBJ School of Public Affairs, said several factors helped Gleason win, including the lawsuits against Chody, the changing demographics of Williamson County and the fact that the county’s voters also supported Biden over Trump.

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Media MentionNovember 4, 2020

Texas Republicans see increase in Latino voters

Professor Sherri Greenberg said turning blue was possible, but a stretch. When it comes to the Latino vote, it's important to look at the people voting instead of the demographics. "I think it's fair to say that last night was a disappointing night for Democrats in Texas," Greenberg said. Hopes to turn Texas blue once again fell short on Nov. 3. Greenberg said it wasn't much of a surprise. 

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