On the Record

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AG Pax­ton Warns U.S. Sen­ate Lead­er­ship of Dan­gers to Elec­tion Integri­ty in Expand­ing Mail-In Bal­lot­ing with the HEROES Act

Certain provisions in the proposed Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act) interfere with state elections by transforming them in a way that benefits vote harvesters and can lead to massive disenfranchisement of lawful, qualified voters.

06.02.2020
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State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.6 Billion in May

Comptroller Glenn Hegar: State sales tax revenue totaled $2.61 billion in May, 13.2 percent less than in May 2019 and the steepest year-over-year decline since January 2010.

06.02.2020
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Senator Hall Makes Statement on Contact Tracing

Contact tracing is technically wrong, as it may be an effective tool to trace slow moving deadly viruses such as Ebola or Tuberculosis, but not for a fast-moving virus with a low death rate that is primarily spread by asymptomatic people.

06.01.2020
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Hegar, Texas Comptroller's Office Release Updated Transparency Tool to See How Tax Dollars are Spent

This powerful new visualization tool gives users a daily look into state government finance, and allows them to download State Financial Data for further analysis.

06.01.2020
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Olson Statement on Floyd Protests

America must take a hard look at the wrong actions that have led to this moment and collectively work to fix this problem. But we cannot achieve the positive change needed with senseless violence.

06.01.2020
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Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce $3.6 Million To Connect Nursing Facility Residents And Families

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) today announced $3.6 million in funding for nursing facilities to purchase tablets, webcams, and headphones to connect residents with their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

05.29.2020
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Governor Calls For 5% Budget Cut, Miller Will Cut TDA 10%.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has ordered his staff to deepen that cut to 10 percent.

05.29.2020
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Brady Statement on the Passing of Sam Johnson

Congressman Kevin Brady statement upon the announcement of the passing of Sam Johnson, former Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee:

05.28.2020
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Governor Abbott Statement On Death Of Former Texas Congressman Sam Johnson

"Sam Johnson was a fearless patriot and an American hero, and we are incredibly proud and fortunate to have called him a fellow Texan. Congressman Johnson dedicated his life to our nation and the state of Texas."

05.28.2020
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Cmr. George P. Bush Launches Application Kick-Off for $1.2 Billion in Hurricane Harvey, Flood Mitigation Projects for Texas

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) will be administering the funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Program.

05.28.2020
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Governor Abbott Announces Extensions To Payment Deadlines For Certain Employers

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has extended payment deadlines for designated reimbursing employers that are required to pay a share of unemployment benefits.

05.26.2020
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Texas Comptroller's Office Wins National Communications Award

The Texas Comptroller’s office recently won first place at the (NAGC) Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards for its January 2019 edition of Fiscal Notes: Texas School Finance – Doing the Math on the State’s Biggest Expenditure.

05.26.2020
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We Don’t Need Biden or Bernie Health Care: 'Medicare for All' Would've Made the CoronaVirus Crises Worse

Early on, all COVID-19 CoronaVirus testing was run by a government agency, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). And, it immediately became clear that in order to produce the number of urgently-needed tests, the U.S. private sector needed to be involved. In a government-run "Medicare for All" or similar system, there'd have been nowhere else to turn.

05.26.2020
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Sen. Cruz Applauds Trump Administration Announcement Enforcing Sanctions Against Two High Profile Members of Ortega Regime

Trump administration announced sanctions against two high-profile Nicaraguan government officials, Julio César Avilés Castillo, the commander-in-chief of the Nicaraguan Army, and Iván Adolfo Acosta Montalván, the Ortega regime's minister of finance.

05.26.2020
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Remember 2020 Memorial Day

Memorial Day is set aside to remember sacrifices by those brave warriors, Fathers, Mothers, Brothers & Sisters who gave their all to preserve the blessing we have – Freedom and the country we call America.

05.25.2020
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Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick, Speaker Bonnen Direct State Agencies to Reduce Budgets by 5% as Texans Recover from Pandemic

Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen are directing Texas' State Agencies and Institutions of Higher Education to submit a plan identifying savings that will reduce both their respective general, and general revenue related appropriation expenditures by 5% for the upcoming 2020-2021 Biennium. 

05.22.2020
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Press Is Protecting Joe Biden, says former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer

"This is where the modern media is so broken, I’m afraid to say," noted former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer when asked about a “double standard of the media” – observing broad left-wing and partisan Democrat biases across America’s news media.

05.22.2020
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Babin Commends Agriculture Secretary Perdue’s New COVID-19 Food Assistance Program

Details of the new Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

05.22.2020
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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Sends 2020 Graduation Video to Texas High School Graduates

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the release of a video graduation message to the Texas High School Class of 2020. The video was distributed to every school superintendent in Texas to be delivered directly to graduating seniors.

05.21.2020
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Former Texas Senator Bob Duncan Endorses Winegarner

Former Texas Senator and former chancellor of the Texas Tech University System, Bob Duncan, endorsed Josh Winegarner as the next member of Congress from Texas’ 13th District.

05.21.2020
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06.25.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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06.22.2020
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06.19.2020
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