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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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Representative Jeff Leach Issues Statement on Local Impact to State Guidelines for School Calendar

Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide school districts with greater flexibility for reopening during the 2020-2021 school year.

07.21.2020
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Federal $600 Unemployment Payments to End July 25; State Unemployment Benefits to Continue

The FPUC program is part of the CARES Act that provides an additional $600 to benefit payments, and based on TWC’s contract with the US Department of Labor, the last payable week for FPUC is the week ending July 25, 2020.

07.21.2020
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Biden Admits: He Does Want to "Defund the Police"

While mainstream media's been working hard to make the argument Joe Biden's not in favor of "Defunding the Police," by Democrats' own standards his latest “Yes, absolutely” comments show he's in favor of moving Police Department funding to "other services." Democrats have joined with Black Lives Matter to push the notion of "Defunding the Police."

07.20.2020
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Gov. Abbott Hosts Signing of Shared Stewardship Agreement with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

The Shared Stewardship agreement establishes a framework for federal and state agencies to improve collaboration in responding to natural resource concerns and ecological challenges in Texas.

07.17.2020
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Despite Judge Hidalgo's Repeated Demands, Economic Shutdown is Not Justified by New Data

Senator Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) is strongly pushing back on the continued claims from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo (D-Harris County) that we need to enact another shutdown to fight the coronavirus in Texas. 

07.16.2020
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Governor Abbott, Omnicare Announce COVID-19 Testing For Patients, Staff At Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes

Omnicare, a CVS Health company, is partnering with the State of Texas to provide COVID-19 point-of-care testing for assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout the state to provide on-site same-day testing and results for both facility staff and their residents. 

07.14.2020
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Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $744.2 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments\

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $744.2 million in local sales tax allocations for July.

07.14.2020
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