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McCAUL: Biden’s Plans Will Devastate Texas Energy, Industries & Jobs

Since President Joe Biden's taken office, he has already issued over 40 "Executive Orders" – many of which roll back America’s recently accomplished Energy Independence and will directly impact the lives of millions of Texans.

02.05.2021
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'Save Austin Now' Petition to End City's Homeless Camping Epidemic Earns Spot on May Ballot

The City of Austin's Elections Clerk certified that petitions collected and submitted by "Save Austin Now," a non-partisan educational nonprofit made up of organizations and concerned citizens, met the required 20,000 valid signatures to be placed on the May 1st, 2021 ballot.

02.05.2021
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Brady Announces House Ways & Means Committee Leaders, Assignments for 117th Congress

“We're ready to stop all the radical ideas that kill jobs, and instead fight for policies that lift up all Americans," said the top Republican on the House Ways & Means Committee. Texas Cong. Kevin Brady (R-Houston,) while announcing the Republican Subcommittee assignments for the 117th Session of the U.S. Congress.

02.04.2021
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State Rep. Jacey Jetton Announces Healthcare Cost-Sharing Bill

“Many small business owners are unable to afford healthcare coverage. This issue is personal for me,” said Jetton, a small business owner himself, while announcing his bill to make healthcare coverage more affordable for Texas families. House Bill 1369 will allow more people to enter into, or form healthcare cost-sharing groups.

02.04.2021
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Cong. Babin, Leader McCarthy, Houston Delegation Join to Discuss Biden’s Attack on Texas Energy Jobs

Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) joined Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Kevin Brady, and members of the Houston delegation in a roundtable with Texas oil and gas officials to discuss the negative impact that President Biden’s energy policies will have on Texas companies and workers. Here's what they said.

02.04.2021
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State Sen. Menéndez: Rooftop Solar Protection Bill Supports Customers, Use for All Texans

The bill will ensure that a municipality cannot restrict installation of solar generation sources that are more restrictive than a Property Owners Association guidelines, giving homeowners greater property rights.

02.02.2021
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State Sen. Buckingham: Here's How to Participate in the Upcoming Redistricting Hearings

Public participation is such a vital part of the redistricting process, and I hope to see my constituents from Senate District 24 participate in any way that they feel comfortable. Here's what you need to know!

02.02.2021
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Bettencourt Files "Caitlynne’s Bill," to Curb & Preventing Inmates Release on Multiple PR Bonds

"Caitlynne Infinger Guajardo and her unborn child were allegedly murdered by a violent offender that was out on multiple PR bonds," said State Sen. Paul Bettencourt, noting that since 2018 at least 90 victims have been killed by defendants released on various Personal Recognizance Bonds and various other low dollar felony bonds.

02.02.2021
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CONG. CARTER: School Security Enhancements Could Help Keep Students Safe

"I reintroduced the School Security Enhancement Act, alongside Sen. Ted Cruz this week. School safety has always been one of my top priorities, and this legislation is a step forward to protect the wellbeing of our students and teachers in the classroom," said Texas Cong. John Carter

02.01.2021
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HEGAR: Sales Tax Revenues Down Slightly in January, Totaled $3.1 Billion

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said State Sales Tax Revenue totaled $3.07 billion this January, 0.3% less than in January 2020. “The slight decline in total sales tax revenue masks starkly contrasting results among economic sectors," said Hegar – here's the run-down.

02.01.2021
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STATE REP. HUNTER: Here's What You Need to Know About Visiting the Capitol This Legislative Session

As the 87th Texas Legislative Session began on Tuesday, January 12th. – and Texas House of Representatives swearing-in ceremony was held on the House Floor January 12th – here's the precautions you need to be aware of for the 87th Session. The State Preservation Board began allowing the public to access the Capitol on January 4th.

01.30.2021
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Abbott Holds San Antonio Focus Group on Texas Economy & Construction Industry

"Texas businesses have gone above and beyond to operate safely, and it's crucial we continue to foster an environment that allows them to succeed," said Gov. Greg Abbott today after a business leaders session in San Antonio with construction workers, small business leaders, and advocates to discuss how Texas can better support small businesses and workers in the wake of COVID-19.

01.28.2021
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Cong. Williams Selected for Key Role, House Small Business Committee

"The resiliency of Main Street America has been tested this past year, but with the help of the CARES Act and the most recent COVID-19 Relief Bill, the recovery is underway,” said Cong. Roger Williams, after becoming a member of the House Committee on Small Business – which will play a central role in defending Main Street Business from extensive regulations during the Biden Administration.

01.28.2021
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How Much Is a $15 Minimum Wage Worth? It Depends on Where You Live

The campaign for a nationwide $15 minimum wage, which began as a strike by fast food workers in New York City in 2012, has now made it to the top of the agenda for the Biden Administration. It makes no sense from an equity standpoint.

01.28.2021
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Gov. Abbott, TDEM Announce State Mobile Vaccine Program; Surges COVID-19 Resources To Abilene, Lufkin, Eagle Pass

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) today announced the creation of the State Mobile Vaccine Pilot Program to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination efforts in underserved areas of Texas.

01.27.2021
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Brady: We Support Wage AND Job Increases for All

Democrats are considering tax hikes to force another new federal mandate that would hurt struggling small businesses and Americans looking for work. . .

01.27.2021
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Cong. Tony Gonzales Condemns Biden’s Federal Land Drilling Ban

Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23) today released a statement, condemning President Biden’s ban on drilling on federal land.

01.27.2021
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Sen. Menéndez, State Rep. Larson Seek to Allow Texans to Vote on Time Change

Texas State Senator José Menéndez and Representative Lyle Larson have introduced legislation in the upcoming 87th legislative session that would allow voters to decide between observing standard time or observing daylight savings time year round.

01.27.2021
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MODGLIN: The Paper of Record for "The Energy Capital of the World" Should Know Better

While all forms of energy have advantages and disadvantages, you can't just eliminate Oil & Natural Gas without eliminating the critical building blocks that power both our Texas and National economies. The paper of record for Houston, "The Energy Capital of the World," should know better.

01.27.2021
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Texas Looks to Add 3 Congressional Seats After 2020 Census

Texas could gain three new seats in Congress after adding more than 4 million people over the last 10 years, according to testimony offered before the Senate Special Committee on Redistricting Monday.

01.26.2021
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02.24.2021

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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02.24.2021
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02.22.2021
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