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Senator Jane Nelson: District 12

Press Room Archives

2017

2016

12/02/2016 HTM
LBB Approves Emergency Funds For Child Protective Services

11/21/2016 HTM
Senator Nelson Joint Author of SB 8

11/14/2016 HTM
Senator Nelson Pre-Files First Bills of 85th Legislative Session

11/07/2016 HTM
Senate Workgroup Recommends Emergency Funds For CPS
· Attachment: Letter to Senator Nelson from the Workgroup

10/31/2016 HTM
Construction Begins on DPS Megacenter in Carrollton

10/28/2016 HTM
Senator Nelson Recognized by UNTHSC Patient Safety Institute

10/27/2016 HTM
Senator Nelson Appoints CPS Workgroup

10/26/2016 HTM
Finance Committee Discusses Crisis At CPS
· Attachment: CPS Historical Funding Chart

10/20/2016 HTM
Gibson-Grant Log Cabin Selected as Historical Grant Recipient

10/19/2016 HTM
At Long Last, TXDOT Breaks Ground on SH 199 In Azle

10/12/2016 HTM
Senate Finance Committee meets to discuss CPS

10/11/2016 HTM
Texas To Provide Grants For Veterans Coping With Mental Health Issues

09/15/2016 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

09/14/2016 HTM
TLOC Meets For Update On Re-Organization

08/30/2016 HTM
SH121/360 Interchange Brings Long Awaited Congestion Relief

07/25/2016 VID
VIDEO: Press conference regarding the new Healthy Texas Women program

07/07/2016 HTM
OP-ED: Emergency Leave Policies Warrant Legislative Attention

07/01/2016 HTM
Senator Nelson Lauds Rollout of Consolidated Healthy Texas Women Program
· Attachment: Letter to HHSC Commissioner Charles Smith

06/24/2016 HTM
OP-ED: Texas Honors Veterans Through Innovative Grant Partnership

06/03/2016 PDF
2016 Texas Armed Services Scholarship Application

05/17/2016 HTM
Senator Nelson Receives Award from Mental Health America of Texas

05/17/2016 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

04/27/2016 PDF
TLOC Comments on HHS Transition Plan

03/31/2016 HTM
TLOC Presented with HHSC Transition Overview Plans in Hearing

03/30/2016 HTM
Mental Health Budget Numbers Confirmed
· Attachment: Texas Behavioral Health Funding Chart

03/30/2016 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

03/16/2016 HTM
Senator Nelson Recognized by Tax Foundation

02/12/2016 PDF
Letter from Senator Nelson to HHSC Commissioner

02/11/2016 HTM
Senator Nelson Named to Newly-Formed Texas Ports Committee

02/04/2016 HTM
OP-ED: Texas is Committed to Women's Health

02/04/2016 HTM
Senator Nelson Recognized By Communities In Schools

01/28/2016 HTM
Senator Nelson Recognized By American Cancer Society

01/26/2016 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

01/25/2016 HTM
Transition Legislative Oversight Committee Convenes

01/20/2016 HTM
Senator Nelson Recognized For 100 Percent Voting Record From NFIB

01/13/2016 HTM
Denton ISD Thanks Senator Nelson For Legislative Work

2015

12/04/2015 HTM
Senator Jane Nelson Named Hunger Ambassador of the Year

11/23/2015 HTM
Senator Jane Nelson Receives 'Courageous Defense Of Life' Award

11/13/2015 HTM
Senator Nelson Named To TRS Benefits Select Committee

11/09/2015 HTM
OP-ED: Grant Program Established For Texas Veterans Mental Health Care Assistance

11/06/2015 HTM
LBB Grants Additional Budget Authority To Racing Commission

11/04/2015 HTM
Senator Jane Nelson Applauds The Passage Of Proposition 1

10/30/2015 HTM
Senator Jane Nelson Honored as 'Big Voice for Little Texans'

10/27/2015 HTM
Statement by Senator Jane Nelson regarding reports of contracting abuse

10/26/2015 HTM
Senator Jane Nelson Awarded Champion of Education Funding

10/15/2015 HTM
Senate Finance Committee Receives Interim Charges

10/05/2015 HTM
OP-ED: Prop 1 Brings Property Tax Relief For Texas Homeowners

09/29/2015 HTM
Senator Nelson Named 'Champion of Free Enterprise'

09/18/2015 HTM
Senator Nelson To Co-Chair HHS Re-Organization Panel

09/18/2015 HTM
EM-S ISD Honors Senator Nelson with Inaugural “Torch” Award

09/01/2015 HTM
LBB Approves Plan to Keep Racing Commission Open 3 Months

09/01/2015 HTM
Legislation Taking Effect September 1st

08/25/2015 HTM
Record Number Of Providers Enrolling In Women's Health Programs

08/17/2015 PDF
Texas Armed Services Scholarship Application

07/14/2015 HTM
Senator Nelson and Representative Price Commend Staff of Sunset Advisory Commission on National Recognition

07/07/2015 HTM
Senator Nelson Welcomes Facebook to Senate District 12

06/15/2015 HTM
Senator Nelson's Tax Relief Legislation Signed By Governor

06/06/2015 HTM
Senator Nelson Named Senate MVP For 84th Legislative Session

06/01/2015 HTM
Texas Legislature Adjourns Sine Die: Senator Nelson Bill Report

06/01/2015 HTM
Senator Nelson Receives Women's Health Hero Award

05/30/2015 HTM
Senate Approves Conference Committee Report For SB 55

05/30/2015 HTM
Senate Approves Conference Committee Report For SB 20

05/29/2015 HTM
Senate Approves Conference Committee Report For HB 1

05/28/2015 HTM
Senate Concurs On SB 200 Reorganizing Health And Human Services

05/28/2015 HTM
Senate Concurs On SB 59 To Help Victims Of Family Violence

05/26/2015 HTM
Countdown To Sine Die: Senator Nelson Bill Status Report

05/26/2015 HTM
Senate Passes Supplemental Budget HB 2

05/25/2015 HTM
Countdown To Sine Die: Senator Nelson Bill Status Report

05/25/2015 HTM
House Passes SB 200

05/22/2015 HTM
Countdown To Sine Die: Senator Nelson Bill Status Report

05/21/2015 HTM
House Unanimously Passes SB 18

05/20/2015 HTM
Senate Finance Committee Approves Franchise Tax Relief Bill

05/19/2015 HTM
Texas House Of Representatives Unanimously Passes SB 20

04/15/2015 HTM
Senate Passes SB 200 Reorganizing Texas' Health And Human Services

04/14/2015 HTM
Senate Passes State Budget

04/09/2015 HTM
Senate Passes SB 55 Creating Texas Veterans Initiative

04/08/2015 HTM
Senate Finance Committee Unanimously Approves State Budget

04/07/2015 HTM
Senate Passes SB 18 To Expand Graduate Medical Education

04/07/2015 HTM
Senate Finance Committee Approves SB 53

04/02/2015 HTM
Senator Nelson Named #1 In Power Rankings

04/01/2015 HTM
Senate Committee Approves SB 200

03/31/2015 HTM
Senate Passes Contracting Reform Legislation

03/25/2015 HTM
Senate Finance Committee Approves SB 18

03/25/2015 HTM
Senate Passes Tax Relief Bills

03/19/2015 HTM
Senate Finance Committee Approves SB 20

03/18/2015 HTM
Sunset Chair, Vice Chair Pursue Graduated Approach To HHSC Reforms

03/17/2015 HTM
Senate Finance Committee Approves SB 1, 7

03/09/2015 HTM
Senate Committee Approves Senator Nelson's SB 60

03/04/2015 HTM
Senator Nelson Files Bill To Make Tax Relief Not Subject To Spending Limit

03/04/2015 VID
VIDEO: Press conference regarding debt reduction and tax relief proposals

03/03/2015 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

03/02/2015 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

02/26/2015 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

02/25/2015 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

02/24/2015 HTM
Senator Nelson Files Tax Relief Bills

02/24/2015 VID
VIDEO: Press conference regarding SB 1, SB 7 and SB 8, relating to tax relief measures

02/24/2015 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

02/23/2015 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

02/20/2015 HTM
Senator Nelson Welcomes Tour 18 Women's Club To Capitol

02/20/2015 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

02/19/2015 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

02/18/2015 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

02/17/2015 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

02/12/2015 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

02/11/2015 HTM
Senator Nelson Files SB 18 To Expand Graduate Medical Education

02/11/2015 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

02/10/2015 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

02/09/2015 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

02/05/2015 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

02/04/2015 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

02/03/2015 HTM
Senator Nelson Receives Guardian Of Small Business Award

02/03/2015 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

02/02/2015 HTM
TODAY IN FINANCE

01/27/2015 HTM
Senator Nelson Files SB 2, Senate's Base Budget
· Attachment: Budget Overview Handout

01/27/2015 VID
VIDEO: Press conference regarding the Senate's base budget for the 84th Session

01/26/2015 HTM
Senator Nelson, Lieutenant Governor Patrick Host Press Conference

01/26/2015 HTM
Senator Nelson Files Legislation Strengthening Contract Oversight

01/23/2015 HTM
Senator Nelson Appointed Chair Of Finance Committee For 84th Session

01/23/2015 HTM
Senator Nelson Named Flower Mound Citizen Of The Year

01/14/2015 HTM
Sunset Advisory Commission Holds Final Meeting Of Cycle

01/13/2015 HTM
84th Texas Legislative Session Begins

01/07/2015 HTM
Senator Nelson Seeks Stronger Contract Management Provisions

01/06/2015 HTM
OP-ED: Critical Services Depend On Strong Contract Management

2014

12/16/2014 HTM
OP-ED: Looking Ahead To The 84th Legislative Session

12/11/2014 HTM
Committee Sets $7 Billion Floor For Rainy Day Fund

12/10/2014 HTM
Sunset Advisory Commission Approves HHSC Reorganization

11/12/2014 HTM
Sunset Advisory Commission Discusses Recent Recommendations

11/12/2014 VID
VIDEO: Press conference regarding a new web portal for the Texas Women's Health Program

11/10/2014 HTM
Senator Nelson Pre-Files Legislation For 84th Session

10/29/2014 HTM
Senate Finance Committee Discusses State Revenue System

09/24/2014 HTM
Senate Finance Committee Discusses Major Budget Drivers

09/10/2014 HTM
Senator Nelson Appointed Co-Chair of Select Committee to Study the Balance of the Economic Stabilization Fund

08/25/2014 HTM
Texas Education Agency To Undergo Zero-Based Budget Review

08/21/2014 HTM
TexProtects to Honor Texas Senator Jane Nelson

08/15/2014 HTM
Advances Made To Improve Mental Health Services In Texas

08/13/2014 HTM
Sunset Advisory Committee Holds First Decision Hearing

08/12/2014 HTM
First Senate Finance Committee Covers State Of Economy, Border

07/25/2014 HTM
Texas Sunset Advisory Commission Wins Certificate of Impact

07/17/2014 HTM
Senator Nelson Appointed Chair of Finance Committee

07/01/2014 HTM
Celebrating the Fourth of July

06/24/2014 HTM
Sunset Advisory Commission Begins Two Days Of Hearings

05/22/2014 HTM
Senator Nelson Statement on Sunset Commission Staff Recommendation Reports

05/19/2014 HTM
Senator Nelson Receives Advocacy in Action Award

05/15/2014 HTM
Joint Committee on Human Trafficking Holds First Hearing

05/09/2014 HTM
Senator Nelson Statement on HHSC Holding Contractors Accountable

05/08/2014 HTM
Senator Nelson Visits Bridlewood Elementary School

04/30/2014 HTM
OP-ED: Advancing Mental Health Awareness in Texas

04/30/2014 HTM
Senator Nelson Receives Legislator of the Year Award

04/24/2014 PDF
Texas Armed Services Scholarship Application Packet 2014

04/15/2014 HTM
Senator Nelson Appointed to Joint Interim Committee to Study Human Trafficking

04/08/2014 HTM
OP-ED: Honoring Child Abuse Prevention Month

03/28/2014 HTM
Railroad Commission Announces Hiring of Seismologist

03/25/2014 HTM
Frisco-Area Student Selected for 2014 Young Masters Class

03/19/2014 HTM
Senate Health and Human Services Committee Receives New Interim Charges

03/05/2014 HTM
Senator Nelson Named Friend Of Texas A&M System

02/20/2014 HTM
Committee Holds Hearing On CPS, Women's Health

02/19/2014 HTM
Senate Health And Human Services Committee Receives Interim Charges On ACA, TANF

02/19/2014 HTM
Sunset Advisory Commission Holds Organizational Hearing

02/18/2014 HTM
Senator Nelson to Address CPRIT Oversight Committee

02/13/2014 HTM
Senate Health and Human Services Committee Begins Interim Hearings

02/12/2014 HTM
Senator Nelson Receives NAMI Denton County Award Of Appreciation

01/28/2014 HTM
Senator Nelson Named "ACU Conservative"

01/09/2014 HTM
Health Organizations Receive State Grants For Women's Health

2013

12/20/2013 HTM
Committee To Examine Services For Women, Texans With Mental Health Issues

12/09/2013 HTM
Senator Nelson Receives Patient Protection Award

12/03/2013 HTM
SD 12 Libraries Receive More Than $40,000 In Grants

11/20/2013 HTM
Child Protective Services Interim Charge Released

11/13/2013 HTM
Senator Nelson Receives Patient Advocacy Award

10/22/2013 HTM
Senator Nelson Named Champion For Free Enterprise

10/08/2013 HTM
Senator Nelson Receives Legislative Achievement Award

10/02/2013 HTM
Senator Nelson Awarded Champion For Education Award

09/18/2013 HTM
Senator Nelson Appointed Chair Of Sunset Advisory Commission

08/21/2013 HTM
Senator Nelson Receives Lone Star Award

08/13/2013 HTM
Millions In Mental Health Program Grants Awarded

08/12/2013 HTM
Senator Nelson Named To "Best Of The Legislature 2013"

08/05/2013 HTM
Senator Nelson Files Bill Addressing Hospital Patient Safety

07/30/2013 HTM
Winding Down The 2013 Legislative Season

07/09/2013 HTM
Final Statistics On SB 1 Testimony

06/26/2013 HTM
1st Called Special Session Adjourns Sine Die

06/17/2013 HTM
Governor Perry Signs Senator Nelson's Bills As Veto Period Ends

05/31/2013 HTM
Senator Nelson Makes List of Best Legislators

05/27/2013 HTM
Governor Calls Special Session, Giving TANF Reform New Life

05/27/2013 HTM
Bill Creating New Denton County Court Sent To Governor

05/26/2013 HTM
SB 7 Reforming Long-Term Care Sent to Governor

05/26/2013 HTM
SB 8 Eliminating Medicaid Fraud Sent to Governor

05/25/2013 HTM
Countdown To Sine Die: Senator Nelson Bill Status Report

05/24/2013 HTM
SB 149 Strengthening Oversight at CPRIT Sent To Governor

05/24/2013 HTM
Senator Jane Nelson Receives "Women's Health Hero" Award

05/21/2013 HTM
SB 7 Redesigning Medicaid Long-term Care Passes House

05/20/2013 HTM
House Passes SB 58 To Improve Outcomes In Mental Health Care

05/20/2013 HTM
House Passes SB 8 To Eliminate Medicaid Fraud In Texas

05/20/2013 HTM
SB 149 Strengthening Cprit Governance Passes House

05/17/2013 HTM
Statement On House Passage Of SB 149

05/17/2013 HTM
House Unanimously Passes SB Legislation by Senator Nelson

05/17/2013 HTM
House Passes SB 427 strengthening CPS Background Checks

05/16/2013 HTM
House Passes SB 944 Increasing Psychiatric Patient Protections

05/16/2013 HTM
House Passes SB 152 Expanding Patient Safety At State Hospitals

05/15/2013 HTM
House Passes SB 423 Creating Alternate Response for CPS Cases

05/15/2013 HTM
Senate Passes Bill Addressing Medication for Foster Children

05/15/2013 HTM
Senate Passes Bill Improving Outcomes at NICUs

05/15/2013 HTM
Senate Unanimously Passes Blue Mound, Grapevine Legislation

05/14/2013 HTM
House Passes Bill To Expand Collaboration In Health Care

05/14/2013 HTM
House Passes Bills To Protect Domestic Violence Victims, Children

05/13/2013 HTM
SB 1 Conference Committee Adopts Article II Of Budget

05/10/2013 HTM
House Passes Bill To Ensure Input In CPS Placement Decisions

05/10/2013 HTM
House Passes Bill To Allow Military Physicians To Volunteer Time

05/07/2013 HTM
House Passes Bill to Protect Domestic Violence Victims

05/07/2013 HTM
Senate Committee Approves Bill Protecting Blue Mound

05/07/2013 HTM
Committee Approves Bill Addressing Medication for Foster Children

05/06/2013 HTM
Senate Votes to Reduce Emphasis On Testing

05/04/2013 HTM
House Passes Bill by Senator Nelson To Prevent Child Identity Theft

05/02/2013 HTM
Senate Passes Bill by Senator Nelson Addressing Adverse Possession

04/30/2013 HTM
Legislation to Increase Patient Safety Passes House

04/18/2013 HTM
Senator Nelson Named to Budget Conference Committee

04/18/2013 HTM
Senate Passes SB 743 by Senator Nelson

04/17/2013 HTM
Senate Passes SB 143 to Expand Primary Care Access

04/16/2013 HTM
SB 947 By Senator Nelson Approved By Committee

04/15/2013 HTM
Senate Passes SB 8 to End Medicaid Fraud

04/10/2013 HTM
Senate Passes SB 11 To Ensure TANF Recipients Are Drug-Free

04/09/2013 HTM
Legislation Protecting Property Rights Passes Senate

04/04/2013 HTM
SB 743 by Senator Nelson Approved by Committee

04/04/2013 HTM
Senate Passes SB 423 by Senator Nelson

04/03/2013 HTM
Texas Senate Passes CPRIT Reform Bill

04/03/2013 HTM
Legislation Increasing Access to Primary Care Approved

04/02/2013 HTM
Legislation Protecting State Hospital Patients Passes Senate

03/27/2013 HTM
Senate Unanimously Passes Legislation by Senator Nelson

03/27/2013 HTM
Senator Nelson Recognized by Fast Growth School Coalition

03/26/2013 HTM
SB 946 by Senator Nelson Approved by Committee

03/26/2013 HTM
SB 11 Approved by Senate Committee on Health and Human Services

03/25/2013 HTM
Texas Senate Passes SB 7 To Reform Medicaid

03/25/2013 HTM
Legislation To Enhance Public Transportation Approved

03/21/2013 HTM
Senate Passes Patient Safety Bills By Senator Nelson

03/20/2013 HTM
Texas Senate Passes State Budget Bill

03/20/2013 HTM
Advocates Deliver Purple Postcards To Capitol

03/20/2013 VID
VIDEO: Press conference regarding programs supporting victims of domestic violence

03/19/2013 HTM
Legislation to Promote Student Health in Schools Approved

03/12/2013 HTM
Legislation Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence Approved

03/12/2013 HTM
Legislation Eliminating Obsolete Reports Approved

03/12/2013 HTM
Mental Health Reform Approved By Senate Committee

03/12/2013 HTM
Minimum Grade Policy Advances

03/07/2013 HTM
Patient Safety Legislation Passes Out Of Committee

03/05/2013 HTM
Legislation Protecting Property Rights Advances

02/28/2013 HTM
Senator Nelson Files Legislation To Protect Patient Safety

02/27/2013 HTM
Medicaid Quality Initiative Advances

02/22/2013 HTM
Senator Nelson Continues Filing Legislation Ahead Of Deadline

02/21/2013 HTM
Article II Workgroup Recommends Funding for Women's Health

02/19/2013 HTM
Senate Health and Human Services Committee Approve CPS Bills

02/19/2013 HTM
Senate Health and Human Services Committee Approves Medicaid Fraud Bill

02/18/2013 HTM
OP-ED: Celebrating Denton County At The Capitol

02/12/2013 HTM
Senate Health and Human Services Committee Approves CPRIT Bill

02/12/2013 HTM
Senate Committee Passes Child Credit Protection Bill

02/07/2013 HTM
Senator Nelson Files Legislation to Better Serve Children in CPS

02/07/2013 HTM
Senator Nelson to Head Health And Human Services Budget Workgroup

02/06/2013 HTM
Legislation Expands Care, Collaboration Between Physicians, Nurses And Physician Assistants

02/05/2013 HTM
Plan Presented to Strengthen CPRIT Governance, Accountability

01/29/2013 HTM
Senator Nelson Files Legislation Creating New District Court in Denton County

01/18/2013 HTM
New Senate Committee Assignments Announced

01/16/2013 HTM
Senator Nelson Files Bills Addressing Medicaid Costs and Quality

01/16/2013 VID
VIDEO: Press conference regarding Senate Bills 7 & 8, addressing Medicaid reforms

01/14/2013 HTM
Senator Jane Nelson Receives Texas CASA Champion For Texas Children Award

01/08/2013 HTM
Senator Nelson Sworn In For 83rd Legislative Session

2012

12/21/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Pre-Files Legislation for 83rd Session

12/19/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Files Legislation Addressing CPRIT Governance

12/18/2012 HTM
OP-ED: Following the Texas Legislature's 83rd Regular Session

12/11/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Pre-Files Bill Addressing Primary Care

11/27/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Continues Pre-Filing for 83rd Session

11/20/2012 PDF
Texas Armed Services Scholarship Application Packet

11/19/2012 HTM
OP-ED: Putting Welfare Recipients on the Path to Self-Sufficiency

11/12/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Pre-Files Legislation For Upcoming Session

11/07/2012 HTM
OP-ED: Setting Priorities For The 83rd Legislative Session

10/18/2012 HTM
Senator Jane Nelson Receives Bell Helicopter Leadership Award

09/25/2012 HTM
OP-ED: Legislature Faces Post-Obamacare Decisions

09/10/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson To Address Child ID Theft

08/28/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Re-Appointed Chair Of Health Panel

08/24/2012 HTM
OP-ED: Thank You To Our Texas Teachers

08/17/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Cautions Texans About West Nile Virus

08/06/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Honored For Efforts To Protect Elderly

08/01/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Leads Hearing On 'Affordable Care Act'

08/01/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Leads Review Of Medicaid Programs, Medical Research

07/30/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson, Panel Examine Education Funding

06/28/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Responds To Supreme Court Ruling

05/09/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Leads Panel's Study Of Mental Health

05/08/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Tackles Health Care Costs

05/04/2012 HTM
Guide To The Texas Sunset Review Process

04/02/2012 HTM
Texas Legislature Confronts Child Abuse

03/30/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Honored For Child Protection Efforts

03/20/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Leads Review Of Medicaid Orthodontics, Public Health

03/07/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Named A Big Voice For Little Texans

03/06/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Kicks Off Texas' Inaugural Women Veterans Month

03/01/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Appointed To School Finance Committee

02/28/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Honored For Support Of Brain Injury Survivors

02/28/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Leads State Study On Alzheimer's Disease

02/28/2012 HTM
Celebrating The First Female Veterans Month

02/17/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson To Lead Review Of Health & Human Services
· Attachment: 82nd Session HHS Interim Charges

02/14/2012 HTM
OP-ED: Texas Must Address Primary Care Access

02/03/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Awarded For Child Advocacy

02/02/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Will Chair Medicaid Panel

01/31/2012 HTM
Tracking The Legislature: Interim Studies Are Underway

01/20/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson Appointed to Medicaid Panel

01/19/2012 HTM
Senator Nelson to Chair Alzheimer's Panel

2011

12/12/2011 HTM
Senator Nelson Applauds Federal Waiver Approval

11/23/2011 HTM
OP-ED: Texas Law Is Tough On Child Abuse

10/25/2011 HTM
AARP Presents Legislative Leader Award To Senator Nelson

10/21/2011 HTM
Senator Nelson Honored for Conservative Voting Record

09/06/2011 HTM
Senator Nelson Honored for Barnett Shale Legislative Efforts

08/18/2011 HTM
Senator Nelson Receives Award for Foster Care Redesign

08/12/2011 HTM
Senator Nelson Honored by Local Health Officials

07/13/2011 HTM
OP-ED: Legislature Responds to Concerns of Texans

07/07/2011 HTM
OP-ED: Session's Budget Challenges Prompt Needed Reforms

06/27/2011 HTM
SB 7, Medicaid Efficiency Bill, Receives Final Passage

06/03/2011 HTM
Senate Passes SB 7, Medicaid Efficiency Bill
· Attachment: Summary of SB 7 (82-1)

06/02/2011 HTM
Finance Committee Passes Health Care Efficiency Bill
· Attachment: Key Provisions of SB 7 (82-1)

05/31/2011 HTM
Senator Nelson Files SB 7, Streamlining Health Care, On First Day Of Special Session
· Attachment: A summary of Senate Bill 7 (82-1)

05/30/2011 HTM
Session Countdown: Bill Status Report

05/25/2011 HTM
House Passes Bill to Achieve Healthy Outcomes

05/19/2011 HTM
House Passes Stalking, Domestic Violence Bills

05/09/2011 HTM
Senator Nelson Named to Budget Negotiating Panel

05/04/2011 HTM
Senate Passes Budget That Funds Priorities Without Tax Increase

05/03/2011 HTM
House Public Education Passes Truth-in-Grading Bill

04/28/2011 HTM
Senate Passes Medicaid Cost-Savings Bill

04/26/2011 HTM
Senate Passes Bill to Recognize Schools for Boosting Student Health

04/20/2011 HTM
Senate Passes Protections for Wards in Guardianship

04/19/2011 HTM
Senate Passes Bills to Lower Costs, Improve Health Care Quality

04/13/2011 HTM
Senate Passes Foster Care Redesign Bill

04/07/2011 HTM
Senate Passes Bill to Improve Efficiency in Attendant Care

04/07/2011 HTM
Texas Senate Passes Stalking Bill

04/05/2011 VID
VIDEO: Press conference regarding funding for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

03/31/2011 HTM
Committee Passes Bill to Curb Excessive Tollway Fees

03/29/2011 HTM
Committee Passes Bills to Improve Health Care Efficiency, Outcomes

03/24/2011 HTM
Senate Passes Bills to Protect Vulnerable Texans

03/24/2011 HTM
Senate Passes Medical Privacy Bill

03/17/2011 HTM
Food Safety, Nurse Protection Bills Pass Senate

03/17/2011 HTM
Senate Passes Truth-in-Grading Bill

03/14/2011 VID
VIDEO: Press conference regarding funding for domestic violence services and prevention

03/08/2011 HTM
Senate Committee Passes Medical Privacy Bill

03/01/2011 HTM
Truth-in-Grading Bill Passes Senate Education Committee

02/16/2011 HTM
Senator Nelson Files Bills to Lower Costs, Improve Health Care Quality

02/16/2011 VID
VIDEO: Press conference regarding SB 7 and SB 8, relating to healthcare quality and cost control measures

02/11/2011 HTM
Senator Nelson Files Medical Privacy Bill

02/10/2011 HTM
Senator Nelson Named Chairman of Medicaid Reform Panel

02/07/2011 HTM
Senator Nelson Seeks Emergency Legislation On Air Quality

01/28/2011 HTM
Senator Nelson to chair Health & Human Services panel, also serve on Finance, Nominations committees

01/19/2011 VID
VIDEO: Press conference regarding child-protection issues facing the state

2010

2009

11/19/2009 HTM
Senator Nelson Criticizes School Districts' Lawsuit Over Truth-in-Grading Law

11/05/2009 HTM
OP-ED: Veterans Deserve Our Respect, Assistance

11/02/2009 HTM
Select Committee Hears Testimony on Criminal Commitments

10/08/2009 HTM
Senator Nelson Lauded for Pro-Business Voting Record

10/05/2009 HTM
Child Advocacy Group Recognizes Senator Nelson for Legislation to Help Foster Children

09/03/2009 HTM
Senator Nelson Honored for Suicide Prevention Bill

08/24/2009 HTM
Panel Named To Study Criminal Commitment Process

08/11/2009 HTM
Senator Nelson To Receive "Spirit Of Enterprise" Award

07/28/2009 HTM
Senator Nelson Urges Vigilance To Stop Drownings

07/22/2009 HTM
Hospital Association Honors Senator Nelson

06/12/2009 HTM
Governor Perry Signs State School Reform By Nelson

06/12/2009 HTM
Senator Nelson Recognized For Work During Legislative Session

06/01/2009 HTM
Counting Down to Adjournment: Bill Status Report

05/29/2009 HTM
Counting Down to Adjournment: Bill Status Report

05/26/2009 HTM
Bill Protecting Military Parents' Rights Sent to Governor

05/21/2009 HTM
Senator Nelson Files SCR 77 to Approve State School Settlement

05/20/2009 HTM
House Votes to Strengthen Physical Education

05/20/2009 HTM
Texas House Approves Hospital Nursing Bill

05/20/2009 HTM
Mammogram Notification Bill Sent to Governor

05/19/2009 HTM
Legislation Establishing "Texlink" Passes Both Chambers

05/19/2009 HTM
Nelson's State School Reform Bill Passes Texas House

05/05/2009 HTM
Bill To Maintain Vaccination Records In Emergencies Sent To Governor's Desk

04/24/2009 HTM
Immunization Bill Sent to Governor's Desk

04/20/2009 HTM
Senate Approves Merit-Based Grading Bill

04/17/2009 HTM
Senate Approves Medicaid Reform Plan

04/14/2009 HTM
Senate Panel Endorses Truth-In-Grading Legislation

04/08/2009 HTM
Senate Approves Health Insurance Pool for Children

04/02/2009 HTM
Senate Approves Measures to Support Foster Children, Families

03/30/2009 HTM
Senate Panel Endorses Health Insurance Pool for Children

03/25/2009 VID
VIDEO: "Texas Protects" press conference regarding child protection and advocacy in Texas

03/25/2009 HTM
Senate Approves Improvements to Nursing Work Environment

03/25/2009 HTM
Foster Care Reforms Advances in Texas Senate

03/18/2009 HTM
Domestic Violence Legislation Moves Forward

03/18/2009 HTM
Senator Nelson Lends Support to Small Business Relief Package

03/12/2009 HTM
Bill Seeks Changes to the Medicaid System

03/10/2009 HTM
Bill Protecting Military Parents' Rights Approved By Committee

03/10/2009 HTM
State School Reform Bill Passes Texas Senate

03/06/2009 HTM
Defining Day Care is Important for Texas Children

03/04/2009 VID
VIDEO: Press conference regarding family violence services and prevention

02/25/2009 HTM
Bill Protecting Military Parents' Rights Approved by Committee

02/24/2009 HTM
State School Reform Bill Advances in Texas Senate

02/17/2009 HTM
Senator Nelson Proposes Bills to Improve Student Health

02/03/2009 HTM
Reform Plan Strengthens Protection for Developmentally Disabled

02/02/2009 HTM
Senator Nelson to Chair Health & Human Services Panel

01/29/2009 VID
VIDEO: Texas Obesity Report News Conference

01/14/2009 HTM
Senator Nelson Seeks Better Working Environment for Nurses

01/14/2009 VID
VIDEO: Press Conference on SB 476, relating to employment protections and benefits for nurses

01/09/2009 HTM
OP-ED: Previewing the 2009 Legislature

2008

2007

11/21/2007 HTM
Senator Nelson To Chair Medicaid Oversight Committee

08/30/2007 HTM
Bill by Senator Nelson Restores Focus on Health, Fitness

05/28/2007 HTM
Final Version of Fitness Initiative Sent to Governor

05/28/2007 HTM
Foster Care Reform Approved by House Committee

05/27/2007 HTM
Medicaid Reform Sent to Governor's Desk

05/26/2007 HTM
Status Report: Counting Down To Sine Die

05/24/2007 HTM
Victory! Cancer Effort Clears Final Hurdle

05/23/2007 HTM
Medicaid Reform Passes Texas House

05/22/2007 HTM
Texas Senate Approves Cancer Institute

05/18/2007 VID
VIDEO: Press Conference on establishing the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

05/17/2007 HTM
Media Advisory

05/16/2007 HTM
House Approves Protection for Seniors

05/16/2007 HTM
MySpace.Com Education Bill Passes Texas House

05/15/2007 HTM
House Approves Long-Term Care Partnership

05/02/2007 HTM
House Approves Bill to Reduce Hospital Infections

05/02/2007 HTM
HPV Education Bill Heading to Governor

05/01/2007 HTM
Domestic Violence Prevention Bill Heading to Governor

04/25/2007 HTM
Senate Approves TexLink to Spur Access to Health Coverage

04/23/2007 HTM
CPS & Foster Care Reform Passes Senate

04/23/2007 VID
VIDEO: Press Conference on general health and wellness initiatives

04/16/2007 HTM
Military Custody Bill Passes Texas Senate

04/16/2007 HTM
OP-ED: Basic Health & Exercise Is Fundamental

04/04/2007 HTM
Senate Approves Reporting of Acquired Infections in Texas Hospitals

04/04/2007 HTM
Problems with Mesa Homes Highlight Need for SB 758

04/04/2007 HTM
Senate Approves Truth in Tolling, Battery Prevention Bills

04/03/2007 HTM
Bill Indemnifies Car Theft Victim from Impound Fees

03/27/2007 HTM
Fitness Initiative Advances in Texas Senate

03/12/2007 HTM
Senator Nelson & Representative Keffer Joint Statement on Informal Response from Attorney General

03/12/2007 VID
VIDEO: Press Conference on Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

03/08/2007 HTM
Statement on Co-Authorship of SB 1267 Relating to Toll Contracts

03/07/2007 HTM
Senator Nelson Announces Cancer Institute

03/06/2007 HTM
Myspace.com Education Bill Advances in Senate

03/01/2007 VID
VIDEO: Press Conference on Medicaid Reform Plan

03/01/2007 HTM
Senator Nelson Announces Medicaid Reform Plan

02/28/2007 HTM
Legislation Requires Full Disclosure of Toll Projects

02/21/2007 VID
VIDEO: Press Conference on Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence

02/21/2007 HTM
Senator Nelson Co-Authors Legislation Placing AEDs in Schools

02/19/2007 HTM
Senator Nelson Offers New Reforms for CPS, Foster Care

02/08/2007 VID
VIDEO: Press Conference on Promoting Health and Fitness Among Students

02/08/2007 HTM
Fitness Initiative Promotes Health Among Students

02/06/2007 HTM
Media Advisory: News Conference Regarding Student Fitness

02/06/2007 HTM
Alzheimer Association Honors Senator Nelson

02/06/2007 VID
VIDEO: Press Conference on Alzheimer's Care and Research

02/05/2007 HTM
Senator Nelson & Representative Keffer Call On Governor To Pull Down Emergency Order On HPV Vaccine

02/05/2007 VID
VIDEO: Press Conference on Governor Perry's HPV Vaccine Order

01/24/2007 HTM
Senator Nelson Proposes New Rules for Specialty Hospitals

01/24/2007 HTM
Legislation Aims to Reduce Acquired Infections at Hospitals

01/15/2007 HTM
Senator Nelson Re-appointed Chair of Health Committee

01/11/2007 HTM
Senator Nelson Files Bill to Prevent Fraud in Day Care Program

01/09/2007 HTM
Senator Nelson Takes Oath of Office for 4-Year Term

2006

2005

11/22/2005 HTM
Senator Nelson Puts Supreme Court Ruling in Perspective

11/02/2005 HTM
Senator Nelson Receives Award from Child Advocacy Group

09/26/2005 HTM
Senator Nelson Receives United Way Award, Participates in Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse

07/25/2005 HTM
OP-ED: Protecting the American Dream

07/11/2005 HTM
Texas Senate Approves School Finance Reform Package

07/06/2005 HTM
Senator Nelson Co-Authors Limitations on Eminent Domain

06/28/2005 HTM
Senator Nelson Files Lottery Truth-In-Advertising Bill

06/27/2005 PDF
Summary of CSSB 2 of the 79th First Called Session

06/07/2005 HTM
Senator Nelson Receives Heart of Honor Award

06/07/2005 HTM
Senator Nelson Named MVP of 2005 Legislative Session

05/30/2005 PDF
BILL STATUS REPORT: Legislature Adjourns After Passing Key Reforms

05/29/2005 HTM
Protective Services Reform Plan Sent to Governor

05/19/2005 HTM
Bill Sent to Governor Assists Military Families & Domestic Violence Victims

05/02/2005 PDF
Summary of Proposed Senate Committee Substitutes for H.B. 3 and S.J.R 38

04/25/2005 VID
VIDEO: Press Conference on SB 1874 - "Auto Burglary & Theft Prevention Authority"

04/12/2005 HTM
Student Health Initiative Advances in Texas Senate

03/22/2005 PDF
Upper Trinity River Water District response

03/15/2005 HTM
Senator Nelson to Joint Author Workers Comp Reform

03/10/2005 HTM
Legislation Aims to Help Military Families

03/04/2005 HTM
OP-ED: Let's Help Texas Students Shape Up For Good Health

03/03/2005 HTM
Protective Services Reform Bill Sent to Texas House

02/22/2005 HTM
Protective Services Reform Bill Advances in Senate

02/02/2005 VID
VIDEO: Press Conference regarding Texas Council on Family Violence

02/01/2005 HTM
Senator Nelson Offers Support to Eliminate 10 Percent Rule

01/31/2005 HTM
Senator Nelson Sets Hearing for Protective Services Reform

01/27/2005 HTM
Senator Nelson to Chair Health and Human Services Panel

01/14/2005 HTM
Capitol Digest: An Update on Issues Facing Texas

01/13/2005 HTM
Senator Nelson to Joint Author Workers Comp Reform

01/13/2005 VID
VIDEO: Press Conference on Workers' Compensation

01/09/2005 HTM
Capitol Digest: An Update on Issues Facing Texas

2004

12/08/2004 HTM
Senator Nelson Filed Senate Bill 6, the Protection Act for Children and Adults

12/07/2004 VID
VIDEO: Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and Senator Jane Nelson holds a press conference to unveil "The Protection Act for Children & Adults"

11/08/2004 HTM
Capitol Digest: Legislature Officially Under Way As Lawmakers Start to File Bills

11/08/2004 HTM
Prefiled Bills Include Measures on Meth Labs, Medicaid Fraud, Indigent Health, Domestic Violence, Protection of U.S. Flag

10/28/2004 HTM
TML Honors Senator Nelson with Leadership Award

10/19/2004 HTM
Senator Nelson Presides Over Emergency CPS Hearing

10/01/2004 HTM
Fake Doctor Arrested Under Law by Senator Nelson

09/21/2004 HTM
Proposition 12 Credited for Medical Liability Rate Reduction

09/15/2004 HTM
Workers' Comp Reforms Recommended

09/09/2004 HTM
Grants Awarded to Promote the Arts

08/12/2004 HTM
Senator Nelson: Let Old Glory Fly High

08/03/2004 HTM
OP-ED: CPS Should Be a Strong Last Line of Defense

06/21/2004 HTM
OP-ED: Golden Years Deserve Gold Standards of Care

06/18/2004 HTM
Emergency Relief on the Way to Tarrant County

05/13/2004 VID
VIDEO: Senator Jane Nelson holds a press conference on "Gambling Issues"

04/28/2004 VID
VIDEO: Press Conference on Gaming

04/20/2004 HTM
Special Session Begins; New Committees Named

04/15/2004 HTM
Senator Nelson: Review of Protective Services Needed

04/15/2004 PDF
The Official Call For The 4th Called Special Session

04/13/2004 HTM
Governor Calls Special Session on School Finance

04/03/2004 VID
VIDEO: Governor for a day ceremonies

04/03/2004 HTM
Jane Nelson Sworn in as Governor for a Day

03/31/2004 PDF
Governor for a Day Program

03/31/2004 HTM
Senator Jane Nelson's Governor for a Day Celebration - a Historical Perspective

03/31/2004 HTM
Jane Nelson Preparing for Her Day as Texas Governor

03/16/2004 PDF
Senator Jane Nelson - Governor for a Day General Information

03/16/2004 HTM
Senator Nelson Chief's of Staff Tapped for Diplomatic Post

02/26/2004 HTM
Senator Nelson Appointed to School Health Committee

02/25/2004 HTM
Travel Industry Presents Silver Spur Award to Senator Nelson

02/18/2004 HTM
Senator Nelson Receives Prestigious Health Advocacy Award

02/10/2004 HTM
Senator Nelson Announces State Grants for Education

01/22/2004 HTM
Senator Nelson to Lead Interim Review of State Health Care Policy

2003

12/17/2003 HTM
Senator Nelson, Local Shelter Team up to Deliver Holiday Cheer

10/23/2003 HTM
Senator Nelson Speaks to Medical Groups Today

10/20/2003 HTM
State Awards Grants to Area Health Centers

07/23/2003 HTM
Senator Nelson Urges Legislative Intent Be Respected on Prompt Pay

06/25/2003 HTM
OP-ED: Prompt Payment Is the Right Thing to Do

06/11/2003 HTM
Senator Nelson Joins Governor for Medical Liability Bill Signing

06/02/2003 VID
VIDEO: Senator Jane Nelson President Pro Tempore Nominations

06/02/2003 HTM
Senator Nelson Named President Pro Tempore of the Senate

06/02/2003 HTM
Session Wrap: a Guide for the Media

05/30/2003 PDF
Highlights of HB 2292

05/30/2003 HTM
Prompt Pay Legislation on Its Way to Governor Perry

05/28/2003 HTM
Senator Nelson Bill Aims to Prevent Child Abduction

05/23/2003 HTM
Conference Committee Report Approved for Patient Safety Bill

05/21/2003 HTM
Bills to Help Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Victims Faring Well

05/19/2003 HTM
Texans Will Have Opportunity to Vote on Medical Liability Crisis

05/07/2003 HTM
Senate Panel Approves Scenic Byways Legislation

05/01/2003 HTM
DFW Disaster Response Legislation Sent to Governor Perry

04/30/2003 HTM
Construction Completed Along FM 407

04/30/2003 HTM
Senate Votes for Balanced Budget That Continues Commitment to Education, Health & Human Services

04/24/2003 HTM
Senate Votes to Realign Economic Development Efforts

04/23/2003 HTM
Senate Approves Re-Authorization of Workforce Commission

04/10/2003 HTM
OP-ED: Supporting the Troops on the Homefront

04/09/2003 HTM
Workforce Commission Sunset Bill Advances in Senate

04/09/2003 HTM
Legislation to Prevent Identity Theft Passes Texas Senate

04/02/2003 HTM
Bill Targeting County Development Districts Passes Senate Panel

03/25/2003 HTM
Prompt Pay Bill Unanimously Approved by Senate Health Panel

03/24/2003 HTM
Senate Approves Bill by Senator Nelson to Aid Military Families

03/19/2003 HTM
Nelson Bill Creating an Economic Development 'Swat Team' Advances

03/18/2003 HTM
Senator Nelson's Bill to Protect Social Security Numbers Advances

03/11/2003 HTM
Veterans Affairs Panel Approves Bill by Senator Nelson to Aid Military Families

03/11/2003 HTM
Prompt Pay Bill Unanimously Approved by Senate Health Panel

03/10/2003 HTM
Senate Approves New Measures to Improve Patient Safety in Texas

03/10/2003 HTM
OP-ED: Fishing for Economic Development

03/06/2003 HTM
Family Counselors Name Senator Nelson Legislator of the Year

02/18/2003 HTM
Patient Safety Bill Passes Senate Health & Human Services Committee

02/17/2003 HTM
Senator Nelson Files Legislation to Protect Scenic Byways

02/17/2003 VID
VIDEO: Senator Nelson holds a press conference on "Scenic Byways"

02/10/2003 HTM
Senator Nelson Files Legislation to End Abuse of CDD Law

01/21/2003 HTM
FM 3040 to be Widened to Six Lanes; Construction to Begin this Month

01/17/2003 HTM
Senator Nelson to Chair Senate Health & Human Services Committee

01/15/2003 HTM
On Day 2, Senator Nelson Proposes Budget Savings

01/14/2003 HTM
Senator Nelson Takes Oath of Office to Represent District 12

01/13/2003 HTM
Senator Nelson Targets Domestic Abusers with New Penalties

01/08/2003 HTM
Senator Nelson Files Legislation to Aid Military Families, Protect the Privacy of Couples Applying for Marriage Licences

2002

2001

11/06/2001 HTM
Senator Nelson Backs Additional Funding to Help Health Agencies Confront Bioterrorism

10/05/2001 HTM
OP-ED: Focus on Bioterrorist Threat Began Before These Attacks

09/25/2001 HTM
OP-ED: Celebrate Freedom in Texas Classrooms

09/17/2001 HTM
Senator Nelson to Lead Interim Review of State Agencies

09/13/2001 HTM
Senator Nelson to Lead Interim Panel on Physician Pay

05/25/2001 HTM
77th Legislative Session In Review

05/23/2001 HTM
Open Container Bill On The Way To Governor Perry

05/23/2001 HTM
Gary Terry, Whose Life Was Saved By Defibrillator, Honored By Senate

05/22/2001 HTM
House Approves Medical Privacy Act

05/22/2001 HTM
Texas House Approves Bill To Combat Adolescent Obesity

04/26/2001 HTM
Bill To Improve Access To Cancer Treatment Clears Senate

04/23/2001 HTM
OP-ED: Mega High Schools May Not Be The Best Plan To Meet Enrollment Growth

04/19/2001 HTM
Senate Approves Ban On Human Cloning

04/12/2001 HTM
Daily Exercise Bill Passes Senate Education Committee

04/05/2001 HTM
Bill To Prevent Cardiac Deaths Passes Texas Senate

04/05/2001 HTM
Senate Approves Measures To Assist Denton County Courts

03/21/2001 HTM
Senate Approves Medical Privacy Act

03/15/2001 HTM
Texas Privacy Act Passes Senate

03/15/2001 HTM
Open Container Bill Clears Senate Committee

03/15/2001 HTM
Bill To Aid Upper Trinity Pipeline Projects Passes Texas Senate

03/12/2001 HTM
Census Numbers Delivered To Texas

03/09/2001 HTM
Senator Nelson Files Legislation To Assist Fast-Growth Districts

03/05/2001 HTM
Senate Approves Anti-Domestic Violence Bills

02/23/2001 HTM
Senator Nelson Files Bills To Promote Cooperation Between DFW & Its Neighbors

02/22/2001 HTM
Senator Nelson Files Government Privacy Bills

02/15/2001 HTM
Bill To Improve Cancer Reporting Clears Senate Panel

02/14/2001 HTM
Nelson Calls For Return Of Exercise To Public School Day

02/14/2001 VID
VIDEO: Sen. Nelson holds a press conference on "Physical Education"

01/23/2001 HTM
OP-ED: When It Comes To Transportation, Every Dollar Counts

01/11/2001 HTM
Nelson Speaks At News Conference Spotlighting Domestic Violence Bills

2000

1999

1998

1997

1996