Leticia Van de Putte http://tpr.org en Politicians Step Forward With Plans For Border, Minors: Cornyn, Cuellar, Cruz File Bills http://tpr.org/post/politicians-step-forward-plans-border-minors-cornyn-cuellar-cruz-file-bills <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> Republican lieutenant governor candidate Dan Patrick supports speeding up the immigration hearing process for unaccompanied minors housed in Texas; but Democrat Leticia Van De Putte says it is a death sentence. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is also putting forward a plan. Also on this show: Texas Nationalist Movement calls for day of action, how payday lending stays unregulated, blues great Johnny Winter dies.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:46:54 +0000 David Martin Davies 35313 at http://tpr.org Politicians Step Forward With Plans For Border, Minors: Cornyn, Cuellar, Cruz File Bills Van De Putte Campaign Rolls Out First Paid Ad, Praises DPS Action Along The Border http://tpr.org/post/van-de-putte-campaign-rolls-out-first-paid-ad-praises-dps-action-along-border <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Leticia Van De </span>Putte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has rolled out a new online ad praising the Texas Department of Public Safety’s efforts along the border.</span></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/mm67qwrHI1Q" width="560"></iframe></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:03:03 +0000 Ryan Poppe 34916 at http://tpr.org Abbott, Davis & Van De Putte Court Texas Educator Vote http://tpr.org/post/abbott-davis-van-de-putte-court-texas-educator-vote <p></p><p>Three of the four candidates vying for the top two offices in Texas spent the day in Austin last Thursday laying out each of their visions for public education at an teachers conference in Austin. Republican lieutenant governor nominee Dan Patrick was invited but declined the invitation.</p><p>The Association of Texas Professional Educators is the largest independent teacher’s association in the United States, and teachers represent a large block of Texas’ voting population.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:16:11 +0000 Ryan Poppe 34902 at http://tpr.org Abbott, Davis & Van De Putte Court Texas Educator Vote The Source: 50,000 Children And Counting http://tpr.org/post/source-50000-children-and-counting <p>More than <a href="http://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/southwest-border-unaccompanied-children" target="_blank">50,000 minors</a> have entered the U.S. from Central America and long-term answers to the current humanitarian crisis on the border are hard to come by.&nbsp;</p><p>Much finger wagging is happening and blame is being assigned, but what are the current needs of these youth right now? What are some possible solutions?</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:18:12 +0000 Paul Flahive 34393 at http://tpr.org The Source: 50,000 Children And Counting Van De Putte Says State Should Focus On Current Veteran Health Care Needs http://tpr.org/post/van-de-putte-says-state-should-focus-current-veteran-health-care-needs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, D-San Antonio, said the state need not focus on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric </span>Shinseki<span style="line-height: 1.5;">'s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> resignation. She said</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the state’s role in the VA backlog will be getting veterans to doctors while the federal system is being fixed.</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:04:37 +0000 Ryan Poppe 32611 at http://tpr.org Van De Putte Says State Should Focus On Current Veteran Health Care Needs Will This Planned West Texas Clean Coal Project Be A Game Changer? http://tpr.org/post/will-planned-west-texas-clean-coal-project-be-game-changer <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> The Democrat facing newly-nominated Republican Dan Patrick in the Texas lieutenant governor race says Sen. Patrick’s pledge to campaign in the minority community is “insulting.” New EPA rules to cut carbon emissions are expected to be unveiled soon. The new rules are expected to spur the use of a so-called clean coal technology. There are fewer than 100 fluent speakers of Kumeyaay left in Southern California and northern Baja California, where they once dominated. Efforts are now underway to preserve the endangered language.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 18:53:10 +0000 Crystal Chavez 32596 at http://tpr.org Will This Planned West Texas Clean Coal Project Be A Game Changer? With Republican Lt. Gov. Runoff Settled, Van De Putte Takes Aim At Patrick http://tpr.org/post/republican-lt-gov-runoff-settled-van-de-putte-takes-aim-patrick <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Leticia Van De </span>Putte<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, wasted no time pointing out the differences between herself and Dan Patrick, her Republican opponent on the November ballot. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Van De Putte pointed to Patrick’s use of campaign rhetoric and hot button issues to build an audience in his runoff against incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 18:47:03 +0000 Ryan Poppe 32462 at http://tpr.org With Republican Lt. Gov. Runoff Settled, Van De Putte Takes Aim At Patrick Van De Putte Calls For Veterans Affairs Wait Time Investigation http://tpr.org/post/van-de-putte-calls-veterans-affairs-wait-time-investigation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday, state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, D-San Antonio, spoke out against the alleged misreporting and manipulation of wait times at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs clinics.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A whistleblower </span>alleges that the VA has been making veterans wait long periods of time before seeing a doctor, but recording a shorter wait time in official reports.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 16:16:31 +0000 Ryan Poppe 31613 at http://tpr.org Van De Putte Calls For Veterans Affairs Wait Time Investigation Van De Putte’s Lieutenant Governor Campaign Gets National Help From Howard Dean http://tpr.org/post/van-de-putte-s-lieutenant-governor-campaign-gets-national-help-howard-dean <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In late April, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean began an effort to encourage Democratic donors to support Leticia Van De </span>Putte’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Texas bid for lieutenant governor.</span></p><p>Using his political action committee Democracy for America, Dean is also raising awareness through online campaigning, something many politicos say Dean gave birth to during his 2004 presidential bid.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 21:35:21 +0000 Ryan Poppe 31207 at http://tpr.org Van De Putte’s Lieutenant Governor Campaign Gets National Help From Howard Dean Van De Putte Gets Jump On General Election With Statewide Bus Tour http://tpr.org/post/van-de-putte-gets-jump-general-election-statewide-bus-tour <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As her Republican counterparts continue to campaign against one another in a runoff, Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Leticia Van De </span>Putte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is taking her show on the road, hitting 16 stops across Texas during a nine-day bus tour.</span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:30:27 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29093 at http://tpr.org Van De Putte Gets Jump On General Election With Statewide Bus Tour