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Rep. Jeff Leach Plays Both Sides With Abortion Ban Bill
"...Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, chaired last week's public hearing on HB..."

April 19, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Bill of the Week: Just Say No
Bill would keep Planned Parenthood out of sex ed
"...Plano Republican Rep. Jeff Leach is the man behind this week's BOTW, which..."

Feb. 17, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Movies or Medicaid: A False Choice at the Texas Legislature
Another tug o’ war over funding for Texas’ film, TV, and gaming industry rebate program
"...(plus another 43 amendments to those amendments). Enter Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, who filed two amendments pulling $18 million..."

April 12, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: “Born Alive” Bills Filed
National right-wing moral panic over “infanticide” hits Texas
"...On Thursday, March 7, Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, and Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Bren­ham, introduced their..."

March 15, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Lege Lines: Texas Temper Tantrum
Freedom Caucus wigs out, "chubs," stalls, kills every bill in sight
"...pass. The dozen members include Reps. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bed­ford; Jeff Leach, R-Plano; Matt Rin­al­di, R-Irv­ing; Matt Shaheen, R-Plano; Matt..."

May 19, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Lege Lines: Dem Lawmakers Boycott Anti-Abortion Bill Hearing
Brass ovaries vs. HB 16, and other battle lines drawn at the Capitol
"...delaying the bill's vote. House Bill 16 by Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano – dubbed the "Texas Born-Alive Infant Protection..."

March 29, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Lege Lines: Don’t Blame the Death Worm
The Texas House wants to kill off "film incentives"
" An amendment to the amendment offered by Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, dedicated the released funds for marketing for..."

April 14, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Anti-Sharia Bill Dead, but Sentiment Alive
HB 562 unlikely to make it out of the House, but the Islamophobia behind it is here to stay
"...sentiment. Anti-Sharia law House Bill 562, filed by Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, passed out of committee in April (but..."

May 22, 2015 News Feature by Dina Samir Shehata

One Step Closer to Preventing Wrongful Convictions
Measure gets nod on House floor
"...this is about wrongful convictions? An amendment by Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, reduced the time to sunset to eight..."

April 26, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

85th Texas Legislature Preview
Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything accomplished?
"...for people convicted under Texas' law of parties (like Jeff Wood, who was only an accomplice to murder) and..."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Lege Lines: "Texas Plan" Hits Home
School finance heads to the House floor
" lines, the House approved a move by Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, to divert $18 million of that to..."

April 5, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Death Watch: “Texas Seven” Member Contests “Law of Parties”
A robbery ended in a police officer death while Patrick Murphy waited outside. Current Texas law holds him responsible.
"...including Sen. Juan Hino­josa's Senate Bill 929 and Rep. Jeff Leach's House Bill 4113, which would prohibit executions of..."

March 22, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Health Care: Diminishing Returns
GOP legislators look for additional cuts to health care
"...the "affiliate ban" will extend into the classrooms. Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, filed HB 205, to prevent organizations that..."

Jan. 9, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Anti-Choice Lawmakers Divert Millions From TCEQ To Crisis Pregnancy Centers
House swaps $20M from TCEQ to anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers
" like contraception, Rep. Matt Shaheen, R-Plano, and Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Allen, shifted funds from the state’s film and..."

April 6, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

UPDATED: One Step Closer to Preventing Wrongful Convictions
Measure gets nod on House floor
"...about wrongful convictions, he wondered. An amendment by Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, reduced the time to Sunset to eight..."

April 23, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Ending Wrongful Convictions
Lawmakers urge passage of bill to study causes
"...time around the bill has bipartisan support, with Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, and Rep. Myra Crownover, R-Denton, signing on..."

April 22, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Property Tax Hack Finally Gets Senate Nod

April 19, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

False Confederate Capitol Plaque Removed – And It Only Took Six Decades!
Efforts by Democrat Rep. Johnson led the way
"...Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, and state Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, unanimously voted to remove a “Children of..."

Jan. 14, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Balancing the Books After Years of Neglecting Schools
The Texas Legislature wants to fix school finance, but how?
"...but there remains no official calculation. That's why Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Allen, has filed HB 1336, which would require..."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Texas House Funnels HIV Funds to Abstinence Education
House passes measure diverting HIV funds to abstinence education
" was shot down while a measure by Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, to prevent family planning funds from going..."

April 1, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Lege: Here Comes the Culture War
The culture war begins as conservative lawmakers file "religious freedom" bills
"...hysteria of the past two sessions, Flynn and Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, have offered up legislation barring the application..."

Jan. 23, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Unsettled Business
Lege opens with many unanswered questions
"...Republican Scott Turner to incumbent Speaker Joe Straus. Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, cited Martin Luther King Jr. in saying..."

Jan. 16, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

84th Texas Legislative Session Begins
"...Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano...."

Jan. 14, 2015 Photo Gallery

News Ticker: August 7
All the news that's fit to blog
"...most holy rolling lawmakers – including Reps. Bill Zedler, Jeff Leach, and that alien who impregnated Sigourney Weaver...."

Aug. 7, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

News Ticker: May 2
All the news that's fit to blog
"...Jeff Leach grabs and goes, Glenn Hegar wonders about roses..."

May 2, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Then There's This: Out on a Limb
Bill would take an axe to local tree ordinances
"...of the property rights crowd. One member, Plano Rep. Jeff Leach, argued that "government runs amok over property rights."..."

April 5, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Record Reviews
"...My Way Downtown," with an honorable mention going to Jeffrey Gaines for "Right My Wrongs," but the rest of..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Music Review

Thursday SXSW Picks
"...Media, Javier Escovedo sleeps on its Hickoids frontman/imprint founder Jeff Smith's couch while promoting latest punk & roll release,..."

March 18, 2016 Music Feature

1999 SXSW Music Festival
" said to be preparing a more pop-oriented release. Jeff Tweedy, look out. (Scholz Garten, 10pm) -- Raoul Hernandez..."

March 19, 1999 Music Feature

Instant Karma Come to Get You, Horns
"...Keith Stanberry. It was ruled an incomplete pass, and Jeff Ward kicked in a sister-kissing field goal to end..."

Dec. 14, 2007 Sports Post by Joe O'Connell

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