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CRAYMER: Beware of Snake-Oil CoronaVirus 'Property Tax Relief'

Some local County Tax Appraisers around Texas are trying to tout a path to “tax relief” for Texans suffering economically from the COVID-19 CoronaVirus pandemic: Let's freeze the value of your property at last year’s amount they say. Unfortunately, they’re selling Snake Oil.

04.08.2020
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Lt. Gov. Patrick Appoints Business Task Force to Re-Start the Economy: Brint Ryan Will Chair

Lt. Governor announced that he has established a Task Force from his Business Advisory Council to begin to work on a set of recommendations for re-starting the economy.

04.07.2020
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How Congressman McCaul is Helping Victims of Domestic Violence During COVID-19

Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) is requesting Vice President Mike Pence and the Coronavirus Task Force that victims of domestic violence be given a safe place to reside during the COVID-19 outbreak.

04.07.2020
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Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Emergency Rule To Allow Off-Site Outpatient ESRD Facilities

Governor Greg Abbott today announced HHSC has adopted an emergency rule to allow end stage renal disease (ESRD) facilities to treat patients more effectively during the COVID-19 response. 

04.07.2020
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Commissioner Craddick asks Comptroller Hegar to Issue Delay on Severance Tax Collections

Commissioner Christi Craddick sent a letter to Comptroller Glenn Hegar requesting he extend the monthly deadline to file crude oil and natural gas production taxes.

04.06.2020
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Conaway Chronicle: Coronavirus Update

Under the advice of medical professionals, President Trump extended his Slow the Spread guidelines until the end of April to protect our communities by closely following the guidelines.

04.06.2020
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$2 Trillion Federal Stimulus Package To Fund Array of Benefits for Texas Workers, Employers

Disaster relief funds, increased unemployment compensation and extended duration part of federal package to help unemployed workers and businesses affected by COVID-19.

04.03.2020
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Chairman Christian Applauds President Trump on Energy Negotiations

Saudi Arabia and Russia may be cutting back approximately 10 Million Barrels, and maybe substantially more which, if it happens, will be GREAT for the oil & gas industry!

04.03.2020
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Cong. McCaul: New COVID-19 Treatments

"I sent letters to the Food & Drug Authority (FDA) and the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) calling on them to share what their plan is to fast-tracking life-saving treatments to help those who test positive for CoronaVirus."

04.02.2020
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Lt. Gov. Patrick Applauds 5th Circuit Court Stay on Non-Essential Elective Surgeries, including Abortion

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today applauding Att. Gen. Ken Paxton for his quick appeal and victory at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding non-essential elective surgeries during the CoronaVirus pandemic, including abortion.

04.02.2020
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Comptroller’s Office Extends Franchise Tax Deadline

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced that his agency is automatically extending the due date for 2020 franchise tax reports to July 15 to be consistent with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

04.02.2020
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State Rep. Phil King: Here's Your Small Business Owner's CoronaVirus Recovery Guide & Links to Assistance or Help

I know many of you have called our offices and are having trouble getting through on the Texas Workforce Commission's phones or website to process your Unemployment Benefits. I've pulled together a number of links and resources shared with our office from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) that I hope you'll find helpful. 

04.01.2020
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Coronavirus Update: CARES Act

My sole priority is protecting the safety, health and stability of the American people.

04.01.2020
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Steve Moore on Texas Insider Radio: 'We've got to get the economy up & running as soon as possible – President Trump's right about that."

"Just think about it: four weeks ago we had a beautiful economic picture – a $20 trillion dollar economic engine that was the envy of the world. But you can't just shut down a $20 trillion dollar engine for two or three or four months and expect it to start right back up. That just doesn't happen. We've got to get America back up and running," economist Steve Moore tells Insider's Jim Cardle.

03.31.2020
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Free Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall On Thursday!

I’m inviting you to a free telephone town hall on Thursday at 5:45PM featuring Hopkins County Court Judge Robert Newsome and other special guests.

03.31.2020
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TWC Expands Child Care Access for Essential Workers in Texas, Effective Immediately

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott approved the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) request to temporarily suspend compliance with several state laws that impair the ability to maintain child care services, especially child care services for essential frontline workers in relation to efforts to cope with the declared disaster.

03.30.2020
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TWC Approves $40,000,000 in Supplemental Child Care Distribution in Texas to Support Communities and Families During COVID-19

These funds will allow local Workforce Development Boards to provide child care to the new COVID-19 Essential Workers.

03.26.2020
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Beware of Coronavirus Scammers

Scammers have started using the coronavirus pandemic to take advantage of the public.

03.25.2020
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VLB open to serve Veterans

 The Veterans Land Board is open and ready to serve Veterans.

03.25.2020
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53% Approve of President Trump’s CoronaVirus Response, Fueled by Democrat's & Independent's Increases

Approval of Donald Trump’s handling of the CoronaVirus crisis has jumped 10% in less than a week. White House advisers say they've been focusing the president's efforts on responding to the crisis, as opposed to the opposition displayed this week by Senate Democrats & House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

03.24.2020
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State Update: 14 Essential Coronavirus Response Items

My first priority is ensuring the health and safety of my fellow Texans and stopping this virus so we can get back to our normal lives.

03.24.2020
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Congressman Thornberry's Statement on Delayed Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief 

Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement on the status of negotiations for the third Coronavirus (COVID-19) economic relief package.  

03.24.2020
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Food Banks Praise Passage of Federal Coronavirus Bill

Food banks and nutrition advocates praised the bipartisan passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in Congress.

03.23.2020
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RRC Chairman Wayne Christian Comments on Oil Markets, Proration, and Filling SPR

In order to stabilize markets, a few oil and gas producers have suggested that the Railroad Commission of Texas resume prorating the production of oil.

03.23.2020
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TWC Waves Certain Requirements for Unemployment Benefits Services

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott instructed the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to waive the waiting week, for Unemployment Benefits.

03.20.2020
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04.07.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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04.06.2020
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03.30.2020