On the Record

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Vot­ing by Mail because of Dis­abil­i­ty is Reserved for Tex­ans with Actu­al Ill­ness or Med­ical Prob­lem, says Paxton

AG Pax­ton: A voter ill with COVID-19 and un able to appear in-person to vote without assistance or without injuring their health may apply for a ballot by mail; however, fear of contracting COVID-19 does not qualify a person for disability.   

04.16.2020
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Governor Abbott, Goldman Sachs, LiftFund Announce $50 Million in Loans For Texas Small Businesses

These loans will help revitalize our economy and restore Texans’ livelihoods as we respond to COVID-19. Thanks to Goldman Sachs and the LiftFund for providing this lifeline to Texas small businesses and their employees by providing them with the support they need to overcome the challenges posed by COVID-19.

04.16.2020
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Sitton: Response to International Agreement Formalized to Reduce Global Oil Supply

OPEC and additional countries reached a historic agreement to pull 9.7 million barrels of oil out of the market.

04.16.2020
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AG Pax­ton and FTC Warn Resur­gence Med­ical Spa LLC Against Pro­mot­ing False Cures for Coro­n­avirus (COVID-19)

It is illegal for a person to take advantage of a disaster declaration by engaging in deceptive trade practices.

04.15.2020
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Governor Abbott Eases Regulations On Physicians-In-Training To Increase Health Care Capacity In Texas

 Governor Greg Abbott waived certain regulations related to restrictions on physicians-in-training (PIT) permit holders to increase health care capacity through the state's response to COVID-19.

04.14.2020
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Sen Bettencourt, et al, Files Amicus Brief Objecting to Release of Inmates from Harris County Jail

Senator Bettencourt, joined by Representatives Harless, Huberty, Paul, Cain, Oliverson, Bohac, Swanson, and Murphy, filed an Amicus Brief in Federal Judge Lee Rosenthal’s Court in the case of Russell vs. Harris County to “object to the wholesale release of individuals accused of felony offenses from the Harris County Jail.” 

04.14.2020
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AG Pax­ton Files State­ment Oppos­ing Unjust, Blan­ket Bail Sys­tem in Houston

Texas AG Ken Paxton filed a statement with the U S District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, opposing a consent decree the parties plan to enter in O’Donnell v. Harris County, a lawsuit challenging the Harris County bail system.

04.14.2020
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Commissioner Miller Issues First Hemp License in Texas

This first license represents the long-awaited launch of the hemp industry in Texas following the passage of the Farm Bill by Congress in 2018.

04.14.2020
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Governor Abbott Extends Disaster Declaration For COVID-19

Abbott issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19.

04.13.2020
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Lt. Gov. Patrick Appointments: Senate Redistricting, Education and Higher Education Committee

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to appoint Sens. Fallon and Zaffirini to the Senate Redistricting Committee and the Senate Education and Senate Higher Education Committees .

04.13.2020
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Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $702 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $701.8 million in local sales tax allocations for April.

04.09.2020
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RRC Follows Up on Recommendation to Temporarily Halt Gas Disconnections

The Railroad Commission of Texas recommended that gas utilities temporarily suspend disconnecting residents facing financial constraints during the current COVID-19 State of Disaster.

04.09.2020
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CRAYMER: Beware of Snake-Oil CoronaVirus 'Property Tax Relief'

Some local County Tax Appraisers around Texas are trying to tout a path to “tax relief” for Texans suffering economically from the COVID-19 CoronaVirus pandemic: Let's freeze the value of your property at last year’s amount they say. Unfortunately, they’re selling Snake Oil.

04.08.2020
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Lt. Gov. Patrick Appoints Business Task Force to Re-Start the Economy: Brint Ryan Will Chair

Lt. Governor announced that he has established a Task Force from his Business Advisory Council to begin to work on a set of recommendations for re-starting the economy.

04.07.2020
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How Congressman McCaul is Helping Victims of Domestic Violence During COVID-19

Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) is requesting Vice President Mike Pence and the Coronavirus Task Force that victims of domestic violence be given a safe place to reside during the COVID-19 outbreak.

04.07.2020
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Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Emergency Rule To Allow Off-Site Outpatient ESRD Facilities

Governor Greg Abbott today announced HHSC has adopted an emergency rule to allow end stage renal disease (ESRD) facilities to treat patients more effectively during the COVID-19 response. 

04.07.2020
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Commissioner Craddick asks Comptroller Hegar to Issue Delay on Severance Tax Collections

Commissioner Christi Craddick sent a letter to Comptroller Glenn Hegar requesting he extend the monthly deadline to file crude oil and natural gas production taxes.

04.06.2020
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Conaway Chronicle: Coronavirus Update

Under the advice of medical professionals, President Trump extended his Slow the Spread guidelines until the end of April to protect our communities by closely following the guidelines.

04.06.2020
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$2 Trillion Federal Stimulus Package To Fund Array of Benefits for Texas Workers, Employers

Disaster relief funds, increased unemployment compensation and extended duration part of federal package to help unemployed workers and businesses affected by COVID-19.

04.03.2020
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Chairman Christian Applauds President Trump on Energy Negotiations

Saudi Arabia and Russia may be cutting back approximately 10 Million Barrels, and maybe substantially more which, if it happens, will be GREAT for the oil & gas industry!

04.03.2020
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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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