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5:42 pm CST - January 29, 2015

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PAXTON: Majority of States Now Part of Anti-Obama Immigration Lawsuit

Tennessee, Nevada Officially Join

ken-paxtonTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Tennessee & Nevada have officially joined the multi-state coalition led by Texas fighting President Obama’s illegal attempt to unilaterally grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. The addition of these two states brings the total to 26, representing more than half the states in the Union. Continue Reading.

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5:40 pm CST - January 29, 2015

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Substantial Tax Relief for Texans is Top Priority

Senate Finance Chair Nelson Files Budget

jane.nelsonTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Senate Finance Committee Chairwoman Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) filed the Senate version of the budget today, as Senate Bill 2. The Senate budget will include $3 billion dollars in funds allocated for property tax relief, and $1 billion towards business tax relief for a substantial total of $4 billion.  Continue Reading.

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5:37 pm CST - January 29, 2015

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Land Commissioner George P. Bush Expands Veteran Benefits

Benefits now include low-interest land loans up to $125,000
George.P.Bush2Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas  — Texas veterans are now eligible for low-interest land loans up to $125,000 — the maximum allowed by law. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush increased the land loan limit in his first act as chairman of the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB).  The previous land loan limit was $100,000.

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5:29 pm CST - January 29, 2015

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Schwertner Files E-Verify Legislation for State Agencies

SB 374 would require all state agencies to use E-Verify system

charles.schwertnerTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Texas taxpayers should be confident that their hard-earned tax dollars are being directed to legitimate purposes and not spent hiring immigrants who are ineligible to work in this country legally. SB 374 will go a long way to ensuring just that,” said State Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown,) as he filed SB 374, which would require all of Texas’ state agencies to utilize the federal E-Verify system to determine the legal work status of their employees.  Continue Reading.

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5:27 pm CST - January 29, 2015

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Texas Prepaid Tuition Deadline Approaches

Peace of mind for countless Texas parents

glenn.hegarTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas  Texas families seeking to lock in the cost of undergraduate tuition and fees at Texas public colleges and universities are urged to enroll their children in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® prior to the close of the current enrollment period, which ends on Feb. 28th. Continue Reading.

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10:25 am CST - January 26, 2015

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Abbott Sets Date For Runoff Elections

abbott3Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Gov. Greg Abbott today issued three proclamations setting February 17, 2015 as the date for the runoff elections to fill the Texas Senate District 26 seat being vacated by Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the Texas House District 17 seat being vacated by Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt and the Texas House District 123 seat being vacated by Rep. Michael Villarreal . Continue Reading.

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10:13 am CST - January 26, 2015

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Sen. Larry Taylor Lands Senate Education Chairmanship

- Also Named to Finance, Business & Commerce and Intergovernmental Relations Committees -

larry-taylorTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas State Senator Larry Taylor (R – Friendswood) was appointed by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick as the new Chairman of the Senate Public Education Committee.  Senator Taylor was also reappointed as a member of the Senate Business & Commerce Committee. Continue Reading.

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10:12 am CST - January 26, 2015

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Sen. Paul Bettencourt: On Committee Appointments

“Working on this shift in the Texas Senate is going to be a lot of fun.”

Paul.BettencourtTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas– State Senator Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) has released the following statement concerning his appointment by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick  to serve on four of the most important committees in the Texas Senate – Finance, Education, Higher Education, and Intergovernmental Relations as Vice Chair. Continue Reading.

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9:26 am CST - January 26, 2015

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Cornyn: Time For President to Listen To The American People, Approve Keystone

‘Sometimes you can tell a lot from what a person doesn’t say. And in this case, the President spoke more than 6,000 words, and he didn’t mention the word Keystone in one of them.’

John.Cornyn2Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas,  spoke on the Senate floor calling on the President to listen to a bipartisan majority in Congress and a majority of Americans and approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Excerpts of his remarks are below: Continue Reading.

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8:33 am CST - January 26, 2015

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GARZA: Obama’s State of the Union Leaves Americans Disappointed

President’s Economic Agenda Lacks Focus; Hurts Individuals 

daniel.garza(Washington, D.C.) – “Last night President Obama had an opportunity to offer reassurance to Americans still besieged by uncertainty in these trying economic times, and present realistic, achievable plans to improve their lives. Instead he glossed over real problems while focusing on partisan goals. He offered the same list of promises we hear every year – promises more focused on politics than results,” said Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative. Continue Reading.

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