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Watch A Conversation About Dallas And Major Policy Debates Of The 2017 Texas Legislature

The Texas Tribune

Friday, The Texas Tribune launches a series of events focusing on the major policy debates of the 85th Texas Legislature — and what they mean for Dallas and its surrounding communities.

The first installment is a conversation about public education, immigration, health care, spending and taxes and more with state Sen. Don Huffines and state Rep. Rafael Anchia. Tribune co-founder and CEO Evan Smith will moderate the discussion.

Huffines, R-Dallas, has represented Senate District 16 since 2015. He serves as vice chairman of the Senate Veteran Affairs & Border Security Committee and sits on the Administration, Education, Intergovernmental Relations and Natural Resources & Economic Development committees. Previously, he served as a delegate to the 2008 and 2012 Republican National Conventions. Huffines is the co-founder of the Huffines Communities, a real estate development company.

Anchia, D-Dallas, has represented House District 103 since 2005. He serves as chairman of the House International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee and sits on the Pensions and State & Federal Power & Responsibility committees. Anchia is also a managing partner of Civitas Capital, a private equity firm, and is of counsel for the Haynes and Boone law firm.

This event will be held at the Communities Foundation of Texas in Dallas. Parking is available in the lot just south of the building. The event is free and open to the public. More event details.

For those unable to attend, watch a live stream of the conversation, courtesy of the Tribune, below starting at 8 a.m. Friday.