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The Greatness of America

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Today, we celebrate the life of one of the greatest figures in history, a man who led the movement to hold America to its promise. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. knew that America was as great as its people -- all of its people. He gave his life for this sacred cause. Our debt to him and his family is immeasurable. 

The 86th Legislature: Day 1

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The 86th Legislature gaveled in yesterday, with the most notable development being a change of leadership in the Texas House. We spoke with friends throughout the Texas Capitol - old and new - and wished them success in the intense months ahead. 

Press Release on TWIA Insurance Rate Hike

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Over the objections of coastal lawmakers, the TWIA Board voted today to raise residential and commercial property insurance rates by 10 percent.

Press Release: Leading Auto Body Associations and Consumer Group Meet with Texas Department of Insurance to Discuss Safety Concerns

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For Immediate Release

The Rundown: 11/14/17

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Auto Repairs, National Arbitration Fight, Hurricane Harvey, #StandForTheSeventh, Great Reporting and Friends in the Fight

Episode 20: Fighting for Safer Auto Repairs

When Marcia and Mathew Seebachan bought their Honda Fit in 2013, they did their homework. But, nothing told them that the car had been previously repaired for hail damage to its roof or that those repairs did not meet manufacturer standards. That shoddy repair work turned out to be pivotal when just four months later, they were struck head-on by a Toyota Tundra truck hydroplaning out of control.

This month, we talked to Marcia about her fight for justice and holding the repair shop and insurance company accountable in court. 

Statement on Don Willett

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For immediate release

Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett is being nominated for a spot on the federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Texas Watch Executive Director Ware Wendell released the following statement:

Valid Concerns on Valid Claims

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The threat to property owners filing insurance claims in the wake of Hurricane Harvey is real. Earlier this year, the Texas Legislature passed HB 1774, which reduces incentives for insurance companies to pay claims on time and in full. More aptly referred to as the Blue Tarp Bill, the legislation prolongs the rebuilding process for communities and keeps blue tarps on roofs longer.