On the Record

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Comptroller Hegar Projects a Fiscal 2022-23 Ending Balance of $7.85 Billion

​​​​​​​“On balance, the Texas economy appears poised for continued growth. Our economic outlook is cautiously optimistic," said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar while providing an estimate of revenue available for the 87th Legislature, projecting 2022-23 available revenues of $123.02 billion.

07.23.2021
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Sen. Dawn Buckingham Endorsed for Texas Land Commissioner by Texans for Lawsuit Reform

​​​​​​​“Since her historic election to the Texas Senate in 2016, Dr. Buckingham has established herself as a strong leader, focusing on public education, border security and strengthening Texas’ economic foundation," said Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC (TLRPAC) while endorsing Buckingham in her campaign for Texas Land Commissioner.

07.23.2021
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66% Want Investigation Into Violent 2020 BLM & Antifa Protests, Just 49% Back Pelosi’s January 6th Capitol Probe

At 66%, the number of "Likely U.S. Voters" who want Congress to investigate last year’s violent BLM & Antifa protests is higher than the 49% who say they support Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s investigation into the January 6th Capitol riot. And, a 52% majority also believe America needs to spend more on police, while just 18% think the country should spend less.

07.21.2021
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Comm. Bush Sues Biden Admin for Failure to Build Border Wall

“Texans are tired of watching their Border Communities disregarded by the Biden Administration’s ‘look-the-other-way' approach to the ongoing crisis. The issue here is simple – no man is above the law, and that includes President Biden. Today, on behalf of the people of Texas, I am suing President Biden on the grounds that he is illegally preventing the border wall from being constructed," said Texas Land Comm. George P. Bush.

07.20.2021
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Big Tech Companies Doing Bidding of Biden Admin, says Congresswoman Greene

“Twitter, Facebook, and the rest of the Silicon Valley Cartel are working hand-in-hand with the Biden White House to censor Americans... to restrict our voices and prevent the spread of any message that isn’t 'state-approved,'" said Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene on Tuesday, blasting the social media companies after Twitter temporary suspended her account Tuesday.

07.20.2021
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Comptroller Hegar: Here's How Lawmakers Who Fled to D.C. Can Return Their Salaries, Per Diems

​​​​​​​“Texas taxpayers should not be held financially responsible for paying Legislators who're not even in Texas. So I'm providing instructions detailing how members – for those who wish – can return their salaries & per diems to the state treasury, as well as instructions for declining future remuneration should they choose to remain in Washington, DC in violation of the rules of their respective chambers.” said Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

07.19.2021
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"We Are Flagging Problematic Posts for Facebook," Admits White House Press Sect. Jen Psaki Thursday

This is getting into some scary stuff here. They're now so bold that they just admit it – as White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki did at Thursday’s daily White House Press Briefing.  "We're in regular touch with the social media platforms. We are flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation," said Psaki from the White House Press Podium. Wait, WHAT?!

07.16.2021
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Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Supreme Court Rulings

In the case of Brnovich v. DNC, I’m proud to have led the charge in the Senate alongside my colleagues to help ensure that each state maintains the ability to enact neutral, common-sense measures governing their elections.

07.02.2021
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Luisa del Rosal Launches Campaign for Texas House

Luisa del Rosal today announced she is seeking the Republican nomination for State Representative of Texas House District 114.

07.02.2021
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State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $3.2 Billion in June

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said state sales tax revenue totaled $3.16 billion in June, 18.1 percent more than in June 2020.

07.02.2021
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Sen. Cruz on ‘Hannity’ : Democrats Understand They're in Trouble – Their Push to 'Defund the Police' is Unpopular with the American People

"McAllen, Texas, down in the Rio Grande Valley – historically 80% Democratic – just elected a Republican Mayor because the people said, 'Enough already with this chaos that Joe Biden & Kamala Harris has given us – We need to enforce our law and we need to secure our borders,'" said Sen. Ted Cruz, joining Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ to discuss the Democrats’ hypocrisy concerning their repeated calls to "defund the police".

07.01.2021
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Cong. McCaul: It's Official, COVID-19 Did Originate from the Wuhan Lab in China

Cong. Michael McCaul testified before a House of Representatives Committee hearing on the origins of the COVID-19 CoronaVirus, and highlighted what he believes to be new evidence supporting the theory that the virus originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Communist China. "As many of you know, I began investigating the origins of COVID-19 in April 2020 and released my initial report (below) last September."

07.01.2021
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Cong. Gonzales Calls for Border Crisis 'Emergency Declaration' from President Biden in House Appropriations Markup

"My district is over 40% of the nation's Southern Border," said Texas Cong. Tony Gonzales, speaking in support of the effort to require an "Emergency Declaration" from the president to facilitate deploying of appropriate federal employees. "While I appreciate all the volunteers from across the country that've gone to help with the crisis, we need to replace them with actual experts in their field. Volunteers cannot solve this problem."

07.01.2021
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Gov. Abbott Surging Additional Resources to Border Counties Combating Unlawful Immigrants Crisis

"I'm grateful for the local partners in our South Texas Border Communities who are willing to work alongside the State to keep Texans safe, and secure the border," said Gov. Abbott, issuing a revised Disaster Declaration to respond to the ongoing and growing influx of unlawful immigrants, which will allow additional resources to be surged to areas combating the crisis.

06.29.2021
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On Housing Values & the 'Wealth Tax'

For most homeowners their home is their most valuable investment and asset. That’s why many homeowners are over the moon about the news that housing prices rose an astonishing 23.6% year over year in May. ​​​​​​​But, should we require people to pay taxes on that new value, knowing that the home might be worth less down the road? ​​​​

06.29.2021
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TWC Debuts ‘Start My VR’ Online Self-Referral for Those Seeking Employment & Vocational Rehabilitation Services

The Texas Workforce Commission is introducing “Start My VR” – an online, self-referral portal for prospective vocational rehabilitation customers that can provide a convenient way for individuals with disabilities who are seeking employment to inquire about Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services and/or be connected to a VR staff member.

06.29.2021
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Democrat Legislators File Lawsuit Against Office of the Governor in Attempt to Stop Veto

"This is not the first time, and undoubtedly will not be the last, that a governor vetoes funding for government positions & salaries. The Constitution protects the legislative branch, and as Democrats well know, they can continue to legislate despite the veto,” said Gov. Abbott's Press Secretary Renae Eze, after Democrat legislators filed a lawsuit to stop Abbott's veto.

06.28.2021
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Pax­ton Takes on Biden to Stop Ille­gal Aliens with COVID-19 from Enter­ing U.S., Texas

​​​​​​​"Texas is open for business, and Biden’s actions are thwarting our re-opening. I have one message to President Biden: Do the right thing and follow the law,” said Texas Att. Gen. Ken Paxton, filing a preliminary injunction to force the administration to comply with Title 42, a law designed to prevent illegal aliens who threaten public health from entering the country.

06.28.2021
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Valuable Regional Manufacturing Data Now Available for Texans

One of the main objectives of the Comptroller’s overall mission is to keep tabs on all kinds of fascinating aspects of the Texas Economy — which is now one of the world’s largest. This effort generates huge amounts of useable data, profiles on the state’s 12 Economic Regions (see links below,) and valuable information that's available directly to the public.

06.28.2021
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BRADY: Biden’s Drive to Repeal Trump's Tax Cuts'll Cost Americans 6 Million Jobs

"The time for emergency COVID relief spending is over. The time for endless government checks is over. Never-ending government checks won’t help people rebuild their lives & they won’t help rebuild the U.S. economy," said Cong. Kevin Brady on the floor of the U.S. House.

06.25.2021
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07.23.2021

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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07.19.2021
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07.19.2021
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