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August 28, 2014                                                                                  


Senator Garcia Applauds Court Decision in Favor of Texas Schools


(Austin, TX) - Today, Judge Dietz ruled in favor of the more than 600 school districts who sued the state over its inadequate and inequitable school finance system. This is the seventh time the state has been sued for improperly funding public schools.

 "Today is a victory for the school children of Texas.  Judge Dietz simply confirmed what we've all known for years; that the state refuses time and time again to do what's right for our children and the future of our state."

 "Today's ruling reaffirms that Republican leadership has created an unconstitutional system which values some children more than others, yet short-changes them all."



State Senator Garcia was sworn into office on March 11, 2013. Senator Garcia represents District 6 and previously held office as Houston City Controller from 1998-2002 and County Commissioner from 2002 - 2010.