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'A staggering disappointment': 16 Texas nursing groups react to budget cuts, failed bills in 87th legislative session

   June 11, 2021

Nursing groups across Texas are calling the 87th legislative session a staggering disappointment. They said budget cuts and the failure of eight bills this session will make it harder for nurses to provide care. One Central Texas nurse who agreed to speak to KXAN if she wasn’t identified said she is concerned about state lawmakers not passing several bills that address nursing shortages and protecting nurses from workplace violence.

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