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Tuesday, May 28, 2013


With the old insurance commissioner unable to win the votes for confirmation by the Texas Senate, Governor Perry appointed a new commissioner with strong ties to the Senate. Outgoing Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman so irritated so many groups on all sides of the political spectrum that she never even received a hearing before the Senate Nominations Committee. Her tenure ended with the final gavel drop of the regular session. The new commissioner is Julia Rathgeber, currently deputy chief of staff to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. We look forward to working with her.

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