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Gambling, Casino Industries Not Giving Up on Expansion Bills in the Conservative Texas Legislature

Not all gamblers are the same, and not all kinds of gambling bring the same types of cost – when the business or pleasure gets out of control, gambling becomes a real medical condition. “Recreational” or “social” gamblers may be able to buy the occasional lottery ticket, take the rare casino trip, or bet small stakes in fantasy sports. But, they also are mentally able to quit.

05.07.2021
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Abbott, State Agencies Launch Vaccine Call Centers to Connect Aid, Businesses with Mobile Vaccine Efforts

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and the Texas Military Department announced today the launch of the State Mobile Vaccination Team Call Center. "Vaccines are the most effective tool in Texas' fight COVID-19, and we're committed to making vaccines even more widely available to Texans across the state," said Governor Abbott.

05.07.2021
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Sen. Bettencourt Passes Major Bi-Partisan Bill to Restore Texas Education Accountability

State Sen. Paul Bettencourt, along with Senators Larry Taylor & Donna Campbell as co-authors, passed an crucial bipartisan bill in Austin to keep putting Texas students first by ensuring that low-performing or failing public schools implement a specific form of turnaround model.

05.07.2021
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CHRISTIAN: Texas Fights Back Against Woke Environmental-Culture Movement

"Texas has demonstrated it prioritizes consumer choice and reliability more than virtue signaling to a small and loud group of woke political activists,” said Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian, as the Texas Legislature passed two critically important bills that allow Texas to fight the Democrat-left's national efforts to eliminate the oil & gas industries.

05.07.2021
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Cong. Pfluger: Biden’s Presidential Address Fueled the Flames of Socialism

During his Joint Address to Congress last week, President Biden outlined his plans to radically change America and push us farther down the path of socialism. For instance — this is no longer a crisis at the border, this situation is impacting communities across the entire interior of the United States.

05.07.2021
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How President Trump’s New Platform Can Save Social Media

With the click of a button, anyone – world leaders, activists, news outlets, and the average user – has the power to transmit the latest, bleeding-edge information, ideas, and news instantaneously. 

05.07.2021
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BETTENCOURT Passes Protections in Austin, saying 'Texans Should Never Face Criminal Penalties Over Mask Violations – EVER!'

The over-zealous examples from across Texas have included 10 p.m. curfews for adults, prohibitions on more than two people in cars at once, and a ban on bike riding. "The bottom line is, NONE of these examples or violations should of ever been 'criminal' penalties imposed on Texas citizens" said State Sen. Paul Bettencourt, as the Texas Senate gave final approval to his legislation.

05.06.2021
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Texas Won't be Turning Blue Anytime Soon – Not if Hispanic Republicans in South Texas Keep Winning

“If someone’s going to tell you: ‘Oh, you’re brown, you have to be Democrat.’ Or, ‘Oh, you’re female, you have to be Democrat’ – who are they to tell me who I should vote for, or who I shouldn’t?” said Adrienne Pena-Garza, the GOP Chairwoman in South Texas' Hidalgo County. “You can’t shame me, or bully me into voting for a party just because that’s the way it’s always been."

05.06.2021
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Texas Lawmakers Should Act, Lead the Nation & Protect Freedom of Speech Online

Presiding over the Texas Senate, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has identified a bill by Sen. Brandon Creighton as one of his priorities for this Legislative Session. Its an effort that gives Texans good reason to hope that the days of Big Tech Companies manipulating online political speech are numbered, and should be acted upon.

05.05.2021
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SADLER: So This is How Washington, D.C. Now Works

The media sets the “everybody in America loves Joe Biden” narrative, they then commission an “Americans overwhelmingly support President Biden’s agenda” poll to prove their narrative, which is then used by the White House to justify their “we have the vast majority of American support” initiatives. Wash, rinse and repeat.

05.05.2021
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Lt. Gov. Patrick: Texas Senate Acts, Calls on PUC to Lower Statewide Pricing Cap

"What happened during the February storm cannot be allowed to happen again," said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, following the unanimous passage SR 342, Sen. Charles Schwertner's legislation urging the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to significantly lower the system-wide energy pricing cap.

05.04.2021
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Cruz Commends State Sen. Birdwell, State Rep. Phil King for Effort Against Cult of Wokeism: ‘If You Boycott Texas Energy, Texas will Boycott You’

“We’ve seen a dangerous shift in America. Powerful CEOs have made the decision to use their companies to enforce the political agenda of today’s Democrat Party, which is controlled by the radical Left. I applaud Texas legislators for taking a stand against woke corporations, putting Main Street over Wall Street," said Sen. Ted Cruz after the Texas House in Austin passed Senate Bill 13.

05.04.2021
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Comptroller Hegar Revises Texas' Revenue Estimate Up $1.67 Billion More than January Estimate  

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar revised the BRE and now projects 2020-21 revenue available for general-purpose spending to be $113.88 billion and the ending balance in General Revenue-Related (GR-R) funds to be $725 million, an increase of $1.67 billion from the negative balance projected in the January 2021 BRE.

05.04.2021
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Rep. Biedermann released the following statement concerning last week's legislative happenings

Most notable was SB 886, which would implement a Texas Veterans Commission to help those who have served our county obtain citizenship.

05.04.2021
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MOORE: Why Did Biden Census Bureau Add 2.5 Million Residents to Blue-State Population Count?

There's something very fishy about the new 2020 Census Bureau data determining which states picked up new Congressional Seats and which states lost them. Most all the revisions to the original estimates moved in one direction: Gains were added to Blue States, losses were subtracted from Red States. Is this a mere coincidence?

05.04.2021
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STATE REP. HUNTER: Here's Your Scholarship Opportunities for Graduates & Future Service Members

One way the Texas Legislature honors future generations of military leaders is through the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP). The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and each State Senator & State Representative appoint students to receive a TASSP scholarships. Here's what you need to know about applying.

04.30.2021
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Gov. Abbott Responds to Biden’s Speech by Complimenting South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott’s Republican Response

"During his joint address to Congress, President Biden listed plan after plan that would destroy jobs, grow the role of government in our lives, and threaten Texas’ economic might," said Gov. Greg Abbott late Wednesday evening. He also complimented South Carolina Senator Tim Scott’s response – calling "for a freer, safer & more prosperous America."

04.29.2021
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CONG. BRADY: Biden & Democrat's Tax Hikes Will Crush Families, Sabotage Economy

After President Biden announced another round of tax hikes on the American people during his address to Congress Wednesday night, the top Republican Leader on the House Ways & Means Committee, Texas Cong. Kevin Brady, dubbed Biden’s “American Families Plan” the “Crush American Families Plan” and criticized Democrats’ latest power and tax grab.

04.29.2021
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05.06.2021

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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