Mike in the News

State Tax Collections $1 Billion Short

Monday, November 9, 2009

Galen to Graduate 29 Registered Nurses

Thursday, November 5, 2009

South Texas leaders press Perry to set up statewide complete census count panel

Friday, October 30, 2009

Keeping Count

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Exemption is used to skirt city's tree rules

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Grant boosts SAISD's growth efforts

Friday, October 9, 2009

Appraisal process scrutinized at Tobin Hill meeting

Thursday, October 1, 2009

House Redistricting Committee Hears Report from Census

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Report: Mass Transit Use Up in Texas

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Teen pregnancy program saved from budget ax

Monday, September 21, 2009

Rep. Villarreal’s take on top 8 percent

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

UT tightens rule on who gets in automatically

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

HB 1937 Now Effective; Cities Should Adopt Solar Panel Financing Pronto

Thursday, September 3, 2009

School law includes more instructional time for teachers

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A new way to bring solar power to the people

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Solar gets bad rap

Saturday, August 22, 2009

House Bill Promises Bright Future for San Antonio

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New life in school to be less painful for young refugees

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Legislative Stars: The 81st Legislative Session

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Governor signs Villarreal bill to allow municipal finanancing of investments in energy efficiency

Monday, June 29, 2009

Tax assistance centers help bring in money

Friday, June 26, 2009

Billions in commercial value kept off tax rolls in Texas because appraisal districts can't get sales prices

Monday, June 22, 2009

When faith and persistence affect Texas politics

Monday, June 22, 2009

National teaching program worthy

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Perry vetoes Pre-k legislation with broad bipartisan support

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Texas lawmakers increase financial aid

Friday, June 19, 2009

Solar prospects shining brighter

Friday, June 12, 2009

Job training bill awaits Governor's signature

Friday, June 12, 2009

$25 Million JET Fund needs Perry's signature

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Project Quest could double

Monday, June 8, 2009

Bring back Lege for TXDOT issues

Monday, June 8, 2009

Tree ordinance ruling a win for San Antonio

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Texas Monthly Releases 10 Best, Worst Legislators

Friday, June 5, 2009

Funding local transportation solutions

Sunday, May 31, 2009

House passes top 10 admissions compromise, but more negotiation expected

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Forging Compromise on Top Ten Admissions Policy

Monday, May 25, 2009

Ethics, finance, lobby bills never see daylight

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Villarreal advocates fairness in funding for institutions of higher education

Monday, May 11, 2009

Texas considering guide for new parents

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Grim stats on Bexar's high-risk newborns

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Park worries piles could lead to fires

Saturday, May 2, 2009

TPR Radio: Seton home loses state funding

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

On-site child care for Texas small businesses

Monday, April 27, 2009

Higher education funding increases by nearly 8 percent as overall spending expands

Monday, April 20, 2009

Passionate teacher gives refugee students a chance

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Texas House votes to slash Governor Rick Perry's budget

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Redesigning teacher incentive pay

Friday, April 17, 2009

Villarreal fights for fair taxation

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Students, lawmakers want more aid

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The rich are not so different

Friday, April 10, 2009

Rethinking earmarks for eggheads

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Watch Video: Local officials try closing loophole in San Antonio’s tree ordinance

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Will the bully pulpit go silent?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Tree-clearing developers told to 'sin no more'

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Surprise! Developers win again!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Verde endorsed by picky enviros minutes before ozone season party

Friday, April 3, 2009

Lawmaker tried to close loophole in city tree ordinance

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Proposed bills depart from abstinence-only sex ed

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bills in Texas Legislature would create 'abstinence-plus' sex education

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Listen to Radio Coverage: Lawmaker Advocates for More Accurate Sex Education

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Study confirms value of TEXAS Grant program

Friday, March 13, 2009

Listen: TX Lawmaker Proposes ‘How-to’ Manual For Babies

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Transportation solutions require united effort

Monday, March 9, 2009

Toll foes concerned on stimulus proposals

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Transportation bill necessity for Bexar County

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Legislator puts options on the table

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Bill Requires New Parents Receive Baby 'Owner's Manual'

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Crafting a budget now has Straus' complete attention

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

San Antonio legislator wants to include ‘Owner’s Manual’ with newborns

Monday, February 16, 2009

Officials support laws targeting teen pregnancy

Saturday, February 14, 2009

S.A. lawmakers pleased with House leadership spots

Friday, February 13, 2009

(MP3) SA Democrats Sponsor Three Family Planning Bills

Friday, February 13, 2009

Lawmaker wants green schools

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Seniors will have their day and their say

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Villarreal Proposes Property Tax Circuit Breakers

Friday, January 30, 2009

State Lawmaker Increases Awareness of Free Tax Preparation Program

Friday, January 30, 2009

Lawmakers face rough road on transportation issues

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Texas reports war chests

Sunday, January 25, 2009

'Flagship' hopes for UTSA may go on hold

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Challengers of Child Care

Saturday, January 17, 2009

It's a long to-do list for 81st Legislature

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Texas needs real appraisal reform

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Panel pushes Bexar for U.S. bad-air list

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Due credit: Texas small businesses deserve access to state fund

Monday, December 8, 2008

Texas Should Boost Its Small Business

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Quick-draw legislators file 423 bills on first day

Monday, November 10, 2008

Elections in Texas Show Power of Cash Endures

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Perry Asked to Set Aside $2 Million

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Lawmakers Want to Explore Sun, Wind

Friday, October 3, 2008

Disclosure Needed for Fair Taxation

Monday, August 4, 2008

Charter school advocates looking to expand

Friday, August 1, 2008

Getting More Wind Power Out of West Texas

Monday, July 28, 2008

Texas to Harness More Wind Power

Friday, July 18, 2008

PUC urged to approve wind-power proposal

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

CPS Course Correction on Wind Energy Suits the State Better

Friday, July 11, 2008

Voice your concerns on appraisal process

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Grassroots homesteaders tighten ranks to fight urban encroachment

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Houston Chronicle: "Voter ID Debate Reignited in Texas"

Monday, April 28, 2008

Dallas Morning News: "Time for commercial property owners to carry their end of the tax load"

Sunday, April 20, 2008

San Antonio Current: "The Spring of Love!"

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

SA Express-News: "Immobile leadership likely stalls solutions"

Monday, April 7, 2008

SA Express-News: "Lawmaker: Small businesses need state cash"

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Clearing a Path for Entrepreneurs

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Talk is Cheap; Reform Needs Indictments

Sunday, February 10, 2008

IRS, Texas Taking Steps Against Tax Refund Loans

Sunday, January 13, 2008

New Year Bringing Changes in Laws

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Battle won't end for fair tax system, by Rep. Villarreal

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Few rivals, but plenty of donors

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Leaders take a second look at incentives to attract jobs

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Clean-water woes abound in Texas

Friday, October 12, 2007

Homeowners paying up for commercial undervaluation

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Nursing Shortage Will Soon Ease

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New State Law Helps Working Parents With Day Care

Monday, July 30, 2007

Guerra DeBerry Coody's Working Moms Get Legislative Savvy

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Capitol Annex Blog: Villarreal among "Best of the 80th Session"

Monday, June 11, 2007

Villarreal Named "Best State Representative"

Friday, June 1, 2007

New fund for tuition a dream come true, by Rep. Villarreal

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

House Approves Villarreal's "Freedom to Play and Learn Act"

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Villarreal Chosen as "Best State Legislator" in San Antonio

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Letter to the Editor Urging Support for Villarreal's Campaign Finance Reform Legislation

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

"Rally-goers urge action on global warming"

Sunday, April 15, 2007