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Tax Competition Among States Works – Here's Why

State governments are competing for residents from high-tax states by cutting tax rates. New evidence shows that cutting tax rates – or keeping them low – attracts residents, especially high-income earners, from high-tax states. And... Why should the rest of us care? Two important reasons.

10.06.2022
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Gov. Abbott Touts Texas’ Mighty Energy Industry at Port Houston Event

"Texas is proud to be the nation's #1 exporting state for 20 years in a row, and we're beating our competitors in other states because of the efficiency and effectiveness of Port Houston," said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. "Texas' economy is booming, but our state — and Port Houston — could unleash its full economic potential if the federal government would get out of the way."

10.06.2022
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Oil & Natural Gas Industry Taxes Top $1 Billion in September, Up 41% from 2021

According to Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, the state's energy producers paid $552 million in taxes in September 2022, up 41% from September 2021. “The oil and natural gas industry is meeting our energy needs more responsibly than any other nation in the world, while funding public education and our state’s Rainy Day Fund,” said Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association.

10.06.2022
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HANSON: Why is the Supposed Party of Youth Run by such Frail & Forgetful Old People?

Joe Biden, the supposed head of the Democrat Party, is 79 – but he consistently sounds and acts like he's 89. Nancy Pelosi is 82 – and she at times she seems entrapped in her world disconnected from reality. Kamala Harris can't plead age as cause for her mental confusion. So why is the Democrat Party run by people with age-related cognitive disabilities that startle both Americans at home and our allies abroad?

10.06.2022
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Democrat's 'Defund the Police' & Record of Rising Violent Crime Comes Under Scrutiny as Election Nears

“Crime is the beneath-the-iceberg issue for voters in 2022, and it’s absolutely clear in these numbers. Americans of all political backgrounds have a strong belief in protecting the innocent, and punishing the guilty,” said Mark Meckler, president of the organization conducting a recent poll showing that 95% of "Likely General Election Voters" oppose Democrat policies favoring release of violent criminals.

10.05.2022
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HAMER: Here's How Texas Ensures Economic Security & Promotes Its Technological & Manufacturing Independence

​​​​​​​Over the past decade, most states have taken a page out of Texas’ playbook and are now winning major corporate re-location projects that Texas has traditionally won. As a result, Texas needs to design an updated effort to replace the one expiring in 2022. Without a state-based incentive program, Texas will not be on a level playing field to recruit jobs to local communities around the state.

10.05.2022
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Sens. Cruz, Blackburn Call on Biden Admin to Address Anti-Semitic Practices of Morningstar Inc.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo calling on her to address the role of so-called Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) standards in facilitating anti-Semitic boycotts of Israel.

10.04.2022
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Gov. Abbott Taps Pablo Vegas as New President & CEO of ERCOT

With over 27 years of experience in the Electric & Gas Industries, Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Pablo Vegas of Austin as the new President & CEO of ERCOT – the Energy Reliability Council of Texas. Vegas is a trustee of the American Gas Association Foundation, and is a member of the Society of Gas Lighting and the Young Presidents' Organization.

10.04.2022
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Gonzales, Costa Introduce Bill to Protect the Rights of Child Abuse Victims During Federal Investigations

In 2015, three female gymnasts brought formal complaints to the FBI's Indianapolis Field Office asserting that they and 100s of other young women had been molested by USA Gymnastics' medical coordinator and physician. Later, an Inspector General of the U.S. Justice Department revealed the FBI had poorly handled the case – and the investigation's process.

10.04.2022
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HEGAR: Based on Sales Tax Revenue, Texas' Economy Up 17.2% from September 2021

“State sales tax collections continued to climb rapidly in September, with solid growth in all major economic sectors,” said Comptroller Glenn Hegar. Total sales tax revenue for just the three month period ending with September 2022 was up 14.9% compared to the same period a year ago. Texas' state sales tax revenue totaled $3.69 billion in September 2022.

10.04.2022
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HUNTER: Why is it that Democrats Always Fail Upwards?

The people of the Keystone State have really screwed this one up – not just in electing John "Uncle Fester" Fetterman as their #2 statewide elected official, but in putting those Democrats in charge of running their state at the top of the ticket. As we’ve seen with other incompetent or otherwise simply not up to the job Democrats, their party fails people up.

10.04.2022
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CRUZ: Democrats Fund Government thru mid-December, Including 87,000 New IRS Agents & Excluding Border Funding

"Rather than making tough decisions that prioritize spending, Congress is passing a 'Continuing Resolution' to fund the government at the same levels until after the election. Notably, instead of protecting Americans by securing our border, this bill funds the recently expanded IRS that will soon include 87,000 new IRS Agents focused on targeting ordinary Americans," said Sen. Cruz.

10.03.2022
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Gov. Abbott Sends More Texas Resources to Help Florida’s Hurricane Response & Recovery

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has deployed additional Texas State man-power to the State of Florida to assist in response and recovery efforts there, including firefighters and resources from Nacogdoches Fire & Rescue, the Texarkana & Lufkin Fire Departments, Smith County Emergency Services District, Jackson Heights Volunteer Fire Department, and the San Antonio Fire Department.

10.03.2022
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BRADY: Inflation Worsens in Another Crushing Blow for U. S. Families in Biden’s Economy 

“While President Biden falsely insists inflation is ‘zero,’ many Americans report they're skipping meals, raiding their savings, and looking for extra work to try to make ends meet. The truth is, thanks to his bungling, our economy is shrinking," said House Republican's tax policy leader Cong. Kevin Brady after a key Personal Expenditures Index rose a much higher than expected 6.2% in August.

10.03.2022
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4th Annual Environmental Report Shows Significant Progress in Emissions Reductions

According to the new report, participants in the Environmental Partnership – an initiative of over 100 U.S. oil and natural gas companies – continue to make significant progress across six environmental performance programs such as reducing flaring, replacing gas-driven controllers with low- or zero-emitting devices, and reducing leak occurrence rates.

10.03.2022
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HANSON: Will Today's Thin Appearance of Civilization Drive Voters to the Polls?

The "State of Our Nation" is scary and unsafe. As we suffer from self-inflicted hyper-inflation, mass street violence, unaffordable gas & groceries, a non-existent border, and a collapsing military, Americans are coming to appreciate just how fragile our civilization is. Even the wealthy elite – terrified of what they've wrought – are selfishly retreating to their private keeps...  by intent.

10.03.2022
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STATE REP. HUNTER: September is 'National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month,' and Here's How You Can Help

It is estimated that in 2022, approximately 10,470 children under the age of 15 will be newly diagnosed with cancer, while 1,050 children will die. Although cancer death rates for children have declined, it is still the leading cause of death among children.​​​​​​​ That's one reason September is named as "National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month." Here's how you can help.

09.29.2022
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Washington Examiner calls Sen. Cruz’s Effort ‘A Big Win Against Big Tech Censorship’

The Washington Examiner commentary editor called an amendment by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) “A big win against Big Tech censorship.

09.29.2022
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11.23.2022

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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