Buckingham: Bill required transparency of medication ads

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Via the Killeen Daily Herald, March 19, 2020 By DAWN BUCKINGHAM | STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 24 Hello friends, as your state senator for District 24 I’d like to share a few thoughts about the importance of Sunshine Week, and government transparency. Perhaps at no time in history, in my opinion, has the need for openness […]

Texas sets record for physician-to-patient ratio

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By Jon Opelt Texas’ physician workforce is growing at a record pace, far greater than the state’s impressive population growth. The Texas Alliance for Patient Access cites the state’s 2003 landmark medical liability reforms as a primary catalyst. The ratio of Texas patient-care physicians for every 100,000 people has grown uninterrupted for 10 straight years, according to […]

Do You Know Where Your Candidates Stand on Lawsuit Abuse?

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By Karen Easterling Texas is a beacon for attracting business expansions, relocations, investment and jobs. That’s reflective of the state’s commitment to a business-friendly climate through policies and practices like lower taxes and a predictable regulatory framework. Smart, common-sense legal reforms are another cornerstone of our success. By targeting abusive lawsuits and questionable legal tactics […]

Do You Know Where Your Candidates Stand on Lawsuit Reform?

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Texas, which once had the biggest lawsuit abuse problem in the country, is now a leader in the lawsuit reform movement.  The changes made have helped: Create and retain jobs Small employers flourish Bring balance and fairness to our courts Improve access to health care, especially in many underserved areas of the state The progress […]

Texas Recognized as State of the Decade

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Earlier this month, Texas was named the 2019 State of the Year by Business Facilities Magazine.  The state is now the first to win the award for the fourth time after receiving the designation in 2007, 2012 and 2016.  The magazine’s editor in chief, Jack Rogers, called Texas an “economic development success story.” In a […]