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Media MentionFebruary 13, 2019

Gov. Greg Abbott backs bill taking aim at San Antonio's paid sick time ordinance

"In a swipe at the paid sick time ordinance San Antonio passed last year, Gov. Greg Abbott has backed a bill in the Texas Legislature that would bar local governments from stipulating what types of benefits employers must offer" — illustrating the ongoing push and pull over the limits of local control, said LBJ School Professor and former state representative Sherri Greenberg. 

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Media MentionFebruary 12, 2019

Texas lawmakers propose state funds for border wall

Two lawmakers — Reps. Briscoe Cain (R–Deer Park) and Kyle Biedermann (R–Fredericksburg) — are drafting legislation to apply $2.5 billion of Texas's $12.5 billion rainy day fund to finance a section of wall on the border of Mexico. Sherri Greenberg, a former Texas legislator and a professor at the University of Texas’ LBJ School of Public Affairs, called the proposal a long shot in a session focused on school finance and property tax reform.

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Media MentionJanuary 22, 2019

The Texas Legislature kicked off earlier this month. Now What?

LBJ School Professor and former state representative Sherri Greenberg discusses the ways in which laws are actually created and shaped throughout the legislative process.

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Media MentionJanuary 3, 2019

Texans weigh in on changes on Capitol Hill

The new United States Congress has an unprecedented number of female representatives. LBJ School Professor and former state representative Sherri Greenberg speaks to the impact.

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Media MentionDecember 4, 2018

The Army moves to Austin

With the Army's New Futures Command in town, can the Texas capital still "keep it weird?" Sherri Greenberg, a state representative for a decade and a clinical professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, says the city has changed from the '60s, '70s and '80s.

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NewsJuly 23, 2018

LBJ School co-hosts APPAM 2018 International Conference in Mexico City

"Public Policy for Sustainable Metropolitan Development" was the theme of the 2018 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) International Conference in Mexico City, Mexico. The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Instituto Tecnólogico Autónomo de Méxic (ITAM) jointly organized the conference, which was held July 19–20, 2018.

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Media MentionMay 14, 2018

Experts say your vote carries more weight in low-turnout Texas runoffs

As early voting begins for Texas' primary runoff, the challenge for candidates leads off with piquing enough interest for registered voters to convince them to head to the polls. Former State Rep. Sherri Greenberg, now a clinical professor at UT Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs, argues it's up to the candidates themselves to compel voters of all types to the polls.

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Media MentionMay 14, 2018

Higher voter turnout expected in runoff election

Early voting in the runoff election begins Monday. The Democratic candidate for governor along with seven district House seats will be decided by Central Texans. Sherri Greenberg weighs in. 

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NewsApril 18, 2018

Innovation Bound — the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research held April 30, 2018; special student poster session added to day’s research tribute

The LBJ School prides itself on contributing viable solutions to society through the public and social dialogue of our world. Throughout each year, both students and faculty undertake timely policy research to stretch intellectual boundaries and tackle the most complex problems of our day. INNOVATION BOUND celebrates the impact, quality and range of the published works of our distinguished faculty and students.

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NewsMarch 29, 2018

LBJ School faculty and students commemorate 50th anniversary of Fair Housing Act throughout April

April 11 marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Intended as a follow up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children.

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