Services for Linda Bridges

Services for Bridges were held on Friday, January 16, in Austin. Another memorial service was held on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 4:30 pm at the Communications Workers of America Hall, 1210 South Staples Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78404.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Fund, 1204 San Antonio St. #300, Austin, TX 78701.

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From the Legislative Hotline

New Leadership Team for Texas AFT Named

Louis Malfaro, who had been serving as Texas AFT’s secretary-treasurer since 2010, was named president of Texas AFT by the union’s executive council in a meeting on January 24. Malfaro replaces Linda Bridges, who died unexpectedly on January 13. The union’s executive council also approved the selection of John O’Sullivan to replace Malfaro as secretary-treasurer. O’Sullivan had served in that … [Read More...]

State Senate Budget Draft Puts Priority on Business Tax Cuts

The Texas Senate has produced its own first draft of the state budget for 2016-2017, putting its priority on business tax cuts. Under the Senate budget bill, SB 2, as described today by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and his appointee as head of the Senate Finance Committee, Republican Jane Nelson of Flower Mound, $4 billion would be devoted to tax cuts--$1 billion in the form of reduced business franchise … [Read More...]