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Haynes and Boone’s Rafael Anchia Appointed to Joint Interim Committee to Study Public School Finance System
Texas State Representative and Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Rafael Anchia
was appointed by Speaker Joe Straus to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Public School Finance System on Feb. 29, 2012.
Currently, five school finance lawsuits have been filed against the state, covering more than 500 districts and three million students. Four of the lawsuits claim that the school finance system approved by the state legislature is not equitable in how it distributes funding to school districts, and the fifth lawsuit argues that the state is not spending its education funds efficiently enough.
"I am proud to have been chosen to serve on this important committee and am grateful to the speaker for his confidence in me,” said Rep. Anchia. “I look forward to working with my colleagues from both the Texas House and Senate in finding a solution to the perennial issue of how to adequately fund the public schools that educate nearly five million children in the state of Texas."
Anchia is a former Dallas Independent School District school board trustee serving his fourth term in the Texas House representing District 103 covering northwest Dallas County. About Haynes and Boone
Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With more than 525 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal
. The firm has been named one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine
, 2001-2011) and recognized as a “Top 20 Law Firm” for culture and for diversity with respect to both women and minorities (Vault, 2012).