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Dallas and the 86th Legislature by The Texas Tribune

Thursday June 13, 2019, 7:30 am to 9:00 am

Communities Foundation of Texas Mabel Peters Caruth Center 5500 Caruth Haven Ln. Dallas, TX 75225


The Texas Tribune is touring the state with a series of post-session events recapping the major policy debates of the 86th Texas Legislature and what they mean for Texas' largest cities and surrounding communities.

Join us in person or on our livestream for a conversation about public education, taxes, immigration, health care, spending and other consequential matters with four Dallas-area legislators: state Sen. Nathan Johnson and state Reps. Angie Chen Button, Jessica González and Morgan Meyer. The conversation will be moderated by Ayan Mittra, editor of The Texas Tribune.

Angie Chen Button, R-Richardson, has represented House District 112 since 2009. She serves as chair of the House Higher Education Committee and sits on the Urban Affairs Committee. Previously, she served as chair of the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber. Button also worked for more than 35 years at Texas Instruments.

Jessica González, D-Dallas, is serving her first term representing House District 104. She sits on the House Criminal Jurisprudence and Urban Affairs committees. She served as a legislative assistant at the U.S. House of Representatives in 2011. González is also a founding partner of the law firm Gandara & González PLLC, which specializes in personal injury litigation.

Nathan Johnson, D-Dallas, is serving his first term representing Senate District 16. He sits on the Senate Administration, Health and Human Services, Veteran Affairs and Border Security, and Water and Rural Affairs committees. Johnson also works as an attorney and has owned a music production business.

Morgan Meyer, R-Dallas, has represented House District 108 since 2015. He serves as chair of the House General Investigating Committee and sits on the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence and Public Education committees. Meyer also works as a partner at Wick Phillips law firm.


This series of events is presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. This event is supported by AT&T and Walmart, and it is hosted by the Communities Foundation of Texas. Foundation support is provided by the Meadows Foundation and Texas Women's Foundation.

Though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite The Texas Tribune events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.