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Friday, September 18 • 8:00am - 8:30am
Criminal Justice and the 87th Legislature

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The chairs of the House County Affairs Committee and the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on the policies they'll push to ensure equal treatment for people of color, increase transparency and accountability and keep law enforcement and the public safer.

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This session is presented by the Hobby School of Public Affairs and supported by Lyft and Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute - The Hackett Center.

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Jolie McCullough

Criminal Justice Reporter for The Texas Tribune
McCullough reports on Texas criminal justice issues and policy for the Tribune, where she won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for her reporting on Texas police shootings in 2017. Previously, she worked on the Tribune's data visuals team and spent four years as a reporter and web... Read More →

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Garnet Coleman

State Representative
Coleman, D-Houston, has represented House District 147 since 1993. He serves as chair of the House County Affairs Committee and sits on the Public Health Committee. In the 85th Legislative Session, Coleman authored the House version of the Sandra Bland Act, which mandates county jails... Read More →
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John Whitmire

State Senator
Whitmire, D-Houston, has represented Senate District 15 since 1983. He serves as chair of the Senate Criminal Justice committee and is a member of the Administration, Business and Commerce, and Finance committees. Previously, he served as a member of the Texas House from 1973 to... Read More →

Friday September 18, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT