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GALLUP: 81% of Black Americans Say Don't 'Defund the Police'

The overwhelming majority of Black Americans – who Black Lives Matter, Antifa and various other celebrities presume to speak for – do not want Police "Defunded" or "Abolished," says a Wednesday Gallup Poll that finds only 19% of Black Adults want their Local Police to spend less time in their community – in fact, 61% want Police to spend the same amount of time in their area.

08.07.2020
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Rasmussen Poll: Most 'Likely U.S. Voters' See Violent "Peaceful Protests" as Primarily 'Criminal in Nature'

A newly released Rasmussen Poll shows most "Likely U.S. Voters" believe that the violent & destructive protesters are criminals, and they view the Democrat leaders in big cities like Portland & Seattle as bringing the ongoing violence upon themselves. Even a surprising 70% of Minority Voters other than Blacks say the mob violence is largely criminal.

08.05.2020
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Governor Abbott, HHSC Extend Flexibilities For Medicaid, CHIP Providers During COVID-19 Response

Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is extending flexibilities to Medicaid and CHIP recipients and providers through October 23rd, 2020, as the state continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

08.04.2020
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State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled Nearly $3 Billion in July

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $2.98 billion in July, 4.3 percent more than in July 2019. ​​​​​​​

08.03.2020
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Republicans Prepared to Oppose Phase 4

Congressman Lance Gooden (R-TX) joined the Fox Report this Sunday to discuss the latest in negotiations over the Phase Four COVID relief package.

08.03.2020
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McCaul Meets with Texas Constituents Impacted by the Chinese Communist Party

“My point is, this is nothing new – they've been doing this for decades. But they've really ramped up their game right now," said Texas Cong. Michael McCaul, addressing his recent Constituent's Virtual Round Table about the threat of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) right here in Texas. "This isn't a partisan issue, and the actions of the CCP impact us in Central Texas, across the state, and around the country."

07.31.2020
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Governor Abbott Extends Early Voting Period For November 3rd Election

Governor Greg Abbott issued a Proclamation extending the early voting period for the November 3rd Election by nearly a week.

07.31.2020
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State Rep. Todd Hunter: With a 60% Chance of Above-Normal Hurricane Activity Predicted, Here's How to Prepare on the Texas Coast

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that this year's Hurricane Season has a 60% chance for above-normal activity. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting between 13 to 19 named storms, with between 6 to 10 hurricanes – including 3 to 6 major hurricanes.

07.31.2020
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America's Being Destroyed - Watch it Here

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) used Tuesday's House Judiciary Committee hearing with Att. Gen. Bill Barr wisely. He asked for a video – which includes clips of media outlets referring to the riots, looting & destruction as "Peaceful Protests" – to be shown. But be warned, it does have some graphic and disturbing footage.

07.29.2020
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Senator Bettencourt Lauds Attorney General Paxton’s Opinion Regarding the Opening of Texas Schools

Senator Bettencourt (R-Houston) lauded the decision by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-Texas) to make clear that local health departments do not have the authority to preemptively shut down Texas schools. 

07.29.2020
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Governor Abbott, HHSC Extend Deadline For Pandemic Food Benefits For Families Affected By COVID-19 School Closures

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the HHSC is extending the application deadline for the federal P-EBT to August 21 to ensure eligible families have more time to apply for this one-time food benefit.

07.28.2020
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Rep. Williams Introduces Bill to Provide Relief for Independent Music Venues

Congressmen Roger Williams (R-TX-25) and Peter Welch (D-VT-At large) introduced the Save Our Stages Act, to provide grants from the Small Business Administration to independent music venues impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

07.28.2020
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Babin Applauds the State Department’s Decision on China’s Houston Consulate

The State Department’s decision to make China close its Houston consulate for once again threatening America’s national security was undoubtedly the right call.

07.27.2020
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HEGAR: Don't Miss Texas' Sales Tax Holiday for School Supplies Aug. 7-9th

Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9.

07.24.2020
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TWC to Extend Payment Deadlines For Employers to Reimburse State for Unemployment Costs

Designated reimbursing employers include non-profits, local governments, school districts and other qualifying employers who reimburse TWC for the full amount of unemployment benefits to be paid to eligible former employees.

07.24.2020
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Lt. Gov. Patrick: State Budget's Forecast in Deficit & the Extreme Stress Placed on the Texas Economy

“Comptroller Hegar released an estimate of a $4.58 billion shortfall, which shows the extreme stress that's been placed on the Texas economy. The Comptroller also said Texas is better prepared than most states to withstand these challenges. We have managed our budget wisely," said Patrick.

07.23.2020
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Comptroller Hegar Revises State Budget Estimate Downward,  Projects Shortfall of $4.6 Billion

The shortfall, which Hegar attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent volatility in oil prices, is a decrease from the $2.89 billion positive year-end balance originally projected in the October 2019 CRE.

07.23.2020
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Senator Bettencourt and Creighton Again SAY NO To 2nd Lockdown of TX Economy

(Houston, TX) - Senator Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) and Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) are saying NO to a 2nd lockdown of the Texas economy based upon updated TMC hospitalization trends in the Houston area since July 1st.

07.23.2020
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Gov. Abbott Announces U.S. Navy Support In Rio Grande Valley, Southwest Texas to Help Combat COVID-19 CoronaVirus

Governor Abbott announced Sunday that the U.S. Department of Defense has sent five U.S. Navy teams to four locations in South and Southwest Texas to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

07.22.2020
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Christian Passes National Resolution Condemning Oil Dumping

The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) this week passed Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian’s (R – Texas) resolution urging the federal government to investigate excessive dumping of crude oil by Saudi Arabia and Russia and take appropriate action.

07.22.2020
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08.06.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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08.05.2020
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07.31.2020
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