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Clay Jenkins

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In just a few days, Texans will be able to start going online to check out health insurance options as part of the Affordable Care Act. And today an all-star cast headlined by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius came to Dallas to pitch the new marketplace. 

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Dallas County’s Truancy Court has spent the summer in the spotlight. The U.S.  Department of Justice is looking into allegations that students were denied their constitutional rights.  The County rejects the charges. Meet two kids who’ve been through system.

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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins believes the county's same-sex benefits plan approved last fall is legal, despite Monday's opinion from the Texas Attorney General that said local governments and school districts offering marriage benefits to same sex partners violate the state constitution. 

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The idea of counties expanding Medicaid with the Affordable Care Act is getting some traction in North Texas. Governor Perry has said the state won’t do it.

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Dallas County reports a third death from West Nile Virus. The patient lived in Grand Prairie. Health officials say all three victims had the more serious neuroinvasive strain of the mosquito-transmitted illness.

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The gavel-grabbing incident began as County Judge Clay Jenkins lightly tapped his gavel to interrupt a testy exchange between Commissioners Maurine Dickey and Mike Cantrell.  

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In an unusual move, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins ordered a barrier erected to keep the press away from court members, including Commissioner John Wiley Price.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins wants to suspend the County’s Homeland Security Advisory Commission to study whether it’s needed at all. KERA’s BJ Austin says the move came as speakers lined up to oppose the re-appointment of Aaron McCarthy to the Commission.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says he has three priorities for 2012: no tax increase; pay raises for county employees; and more money for veterans programs. KERA’s BJ Austin reports.

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