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"...20, of the Senate's Health and Human Services Committee on the state of women's health care in Texas, chair and Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, said it was her intention to use the time to "set the record straight."..."
"...A budding compromise promises, for now at least, to temper the scope and punitive nature of Senate Bill 11, Flower Mound Republican Sen. Jane Nelson's bid to ferret out and ban drug abusers from obtaining welfare benefits...."
"...Last week, in a move that has encouraged women’s health advocates, Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, expressed “strong support” for adding an additional $100 million over the biennium into the base budget to provide women’s health services – including access to birth control for low-income women...."
"...Ray Benson plucked her to perform in his musical retrospective of Bob Wills, A Ride With Bob. Through Benson she met Willie Nelson...."
"...That the majority of the House would buy into this clown's amendment really irked SB 6's author, Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Lewisville..."
"...However, by moving the payment date forward from one fiscal year to the next, Senate Finance Committee Chair Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, frees $2.5 billion to cover this year's general spending bills..."
"...Underlying everything is the core budget, and there's some bad news in Senate Bill 1, the upper chamber's drafted proposal. When senators unanimously approved it on March 28, Senate Finance Committee Chair Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, claimed it would add $4.6 billion into school finance, including $2.6 billion for enrollment growth..."
"...12, Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, an advocate and architect of Planned Parenthood's removal from preventative state health programs, slammed the study and called its accuracy into question..."
"... M.K. Beyond City Limits State lawmakers angling to legalize slot machines in Texas won't be pulling any fast ones on gambling foes like Sen. Jane Nelson..."
"...Talton, in a letter to Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Lewisville, defended his amendment that would ban gay foster parents as part of a massive overhaul of Child Protective Services..."
"...Chris Harris, R-Arlington, was treated to the traditional ritual of extravagantly enthusiastic (and half-comic) seconding speeches from his colleagues: He was compared to Mel Gibson (in The Patriot), Russell Crowe (in Gladiator), Ferdinand the Bull (the Disney cartoon), Sandra Bullock (in Miss Congeniality), and Pancho Villa, with sidelong nods to Machiavelli's The Prince and Attila the Hun (as in The Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun). Strangest toast of the day was from Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, who said, "Being a former English teacher, I thought about comparing Senator Harris to some great literary figure: Jason in Homer's Odyssey comes to mind because he was a real tough guy." He may have been a real tough guy, but Jason (of Apollonius of Rhodes' Argonautica, aka Jason and the Argonauts) never set sandal in The Odyssey..."
"...In support of the measure, Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee that heard hours of testimony on the bill, said that as a mother, she considers herself "an expert in the unborn child." In "my expert opinion," she said, "an unborn, five-month child does feel pain." And that child, she said, "has the right to live," necessitating the 20-week ban...."
"...Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, ranking Senate Republican and chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, expressed "strong support" for adding an additional $100 million over the biennium into the base budget to provide women's health services – including access to birth control for low-income women. "It's time for us to unite behind solutions we can all agree are in the best interest of keeping Texas women healthy," Nelson said in a statement supporting the early Senate budget discussions on health care funding...."
"...Yet, there they were last week grandstanding a pre-filed bill (Senate Bill 11) by Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, that would mandate drug testing for "welfare" recipients (i.e., those who receive Texas' piddling Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), as well as a bill not yet filed by Sen..."
"...John Zerwas, R-Richmond, and Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, were part of the big session-opening launch of the Child Protection Roundtable..."
"...That plan has enough bipartisan support to wend its way through the legislative process without an executive order. Five lawmakers will carry the bill Republicans Jane Nelson, Florence Shapiro, and Democrat Kirk Watson in the Senate and Republican Jim Keffer and Democrat Patrick Rose in the House..."
"...As was first revealed by Republican Sen. Jane Nelson of Lewisville in the blowup over "slots for tots," last December the Lottery Commission paid $250,000 to a Las Vegas law firm to draft special interest legislation that would have legalized slot machines at a half-dozen venues across the state..."
"...I did laugh out loud at a brief set-piece in which Chappelle professorially categorizes classical marijuana-smoker types. These species, amusingly portrayed in cameos by Snoop Doggy Dogg, Willie Nelson, Janeane Garofalo, and others, include I Need It to Be Creative, the Scavenger Smoker, the Pot Historian, and the Enhancement Smoker (“Hey man, you ever look close at the back of a $20 bill - on weed?”)..."
"...Lawmakers are still awaiting details on the conference committee version of Senate Bill 1, the state budget for the 2018-19 biennium. The bicameral body dropped a draft of the weighty document on May 22, but Senate Finance Committee Chair Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, said they still have to finalize numbers....."
"...Gov. Dan Patrick and his supporters have drawn an inexplicable line in the sand, even Senate Finance Committee Chair Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, has suggested she'd be amenable to tapping the fund to cover some of the state's deferred maintenance issues..."