Leticia Van de Putte http://tpr.org en 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 Van De Putte Hires Veteran DNC Researcher As Campaign Manager http://tpr.org/post/van-de-putte-hires-veteran-dnc-researcher-campaign-manager <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After months of using the Texas Democratic Party and staffers from the Lone Star Project as a makeshift campaign staff, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Leticia Van De </span>Putte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has hired a campaign manager.</span></p><p>Van De Putte said the decision to run came late for her campaign and that made it difficult to quickly hire a campaign staff. This week she hired veteran Democratic National Committee researcher Scott Remley as her campaign manager.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:57:09 +0000 Ryan Poppe 28071 at http://tpr.org Van De Putte Hires Veteran DNC Researcher As Campaign Manager Groups Question Progress Of Women’s Health Care In Texas http://tpr.org/post/groups-question-progress-women-s-health-care-texas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The subject of women’s health care once again drew a crowd to the state capitol at the same time some lawmakers touted the progress made by the stated-funded Texas Women’s Healthcare Fund.</span></p><p>State Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Dallas, who chairs the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, said&nbsp; women’s health care in Texas is funded at record levels, serving more women than it ever has.</p><p>"Last session the Legislature prioritized women’s health and provided an additional $240 million to reach an additional 170,000 women," Nelson said.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:42:56 +0000 Ryan Poppe 27061 at http://tpr.org Groups Question Progress Of Women’s Health Care In Texas Castro & Van De Putte Join Davis In Support Of Pre-K Platform http://tpr.org/post/castro-van-de-putte-join-davis-support-pre-k-platform <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Update (4:40 p.m.): </strong>Mayor Julián Castro and state Sen. Leticia Van De </span>Putte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> joined Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis in San Antonio to support the rollout of the her pre-K campaign platform.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The three drummed up support from lawmakers, teachers and parents at San Antonio’s Amando </span>Leal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Middle School.</span></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:47:27 +0000 Ryan Poppe 26659 at http://tpr.org Castro & Van De Putte Join Davis In Support Of Pre-K Platform