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9:21 am CST - January 23, 2015

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Senate Adjusts 2/3rds Rule to “make the Texas Senate a better governing body.”

Lt Gov. Dan Patrick on the 2/3rds Rule Change

dan.patrict.lt.govTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “This is a change that I’ve advocated for since I first came to the Texas Senate in 2007. I applaud the action taken by the Texas Senate to change the Senate’s operational rules for the 84th Legislative Session, and am proud of their bold decision,” said Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.    Continue Reading.

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9:04 am CST - January 23, 2015

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Sen. Creighton Files Franchise Tax Reform to ‘Sunset’ Tax by 2020

SB 186 ‘Sunsets” Franchise Tax by year 2020

Brandon.creightonAUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – “Our state needs meaningful tax reform to reduce the impact of the Franchise Tax and lighten the burden placed on the shoulders of small businesses,” said Texas State Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) while unveiling his Franchise Tax Reform legislation for the 84th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature, which reconvened on last week on January 13, 2015. Continue Reading.

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8:55 am CST - January 23, 2015

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BURTON: Conservative Agenda for the 84th Session Begins with New Rules

konnie.burtonTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “Under the Senate rules we established today, conservatives will have the opportunity to act on items such as securing the border, improving education, and providing tax relief to Texas families,” said newly-elected State Senator Konni Burton (R-Colleyville,) shortly after casting her vote to approve the operating rules (Senate Res. 39) for the Texas Senate during the 84th Legislative Session. Continue Reading.

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8:08 am CST - January 23, 2015

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BRADY: “Red Tape Stalling” Energy Jobs & Independence

Reforming how Washington, D.C. issues Natural Gas Permits is a must.”

kevin-bradyTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The President talks about supporting American energy independence, but his policies and outdated permitting system hold our energy production back,” said Texas Cong. Kevin Brady, as the U.S. House passed the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act to speed up the permitting process for all natural gas pipelines. Brady’s Houston-based district is home to many of the nation’s thriving energy companies.  Continue Reading.

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12:49 pm CST - January 16, 2015

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Gov. Perry’s Final Address: To a Joint Session of the Texas Legislature

“I couldn’t pick a better successor than Greg Abbott. And he couldn’t have two better partners to lead this state than Dan Patrick and Joe Straus.”

Perry, Gov. Rick Farewell Address3eAUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – “I believe we are at our best when we get beyond our differences and attempt to seek common ground,” said outgoing Texas Governor Rick Perry, as he began the final words of his Farewell Address to legislators and the state he has represented for 14 years.   Continue Reading.

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9:54 am CST - January 14, 2015

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Texas’ Largest Ever School Choice Rally Planned for 1/30 at State Capitol

 

Land Commissioner George P. Bush, Sen. Donna Campbell to join school choice supporters on South Steps of Capitol to show support for expanded educational options

bush.campbellTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Elected officials will join students, parents and community leaders at the Capitol in Austin on Friday, January 30 to show their support for expanding educational choice in the Lone Star State. Continue Reading.

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9:35 am CST - January 14, 2015

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Dan Patrick Statement on Biennial Revenue Estimate

dan-patrickTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today, Dan Patrick, Texas Lieutenant Governor – elect, released the following statement on the Texas Comptroller’s biennial revenue estimate:  Continue Reading.

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9:32 am CST - January 14, 2015

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Nelson: Following the 84th Texas Legislature, as Budget Preparations Continue

jane.nelsonTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –“This is your government, and the Capitol.State.TX.US website makes it easy for you to watch hearings, track legislation and keep up with all the actions being taken at the State Capitol,” said Senator Jane Nelson, chairman of the Texas Senate’s Finance Committee. Continue Reading.

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9:18 am CST - January 14, 2015

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The Flynn Report: 84th Session

Border Security a Primary Issue in the 2015 Legislative Session

dan-flynnTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –There is no question the Border Security continues to be of grave concern to all Texans and Liberty loving Americans. Continue Reading.

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9:12 am CST - January 14, 2015

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The Most Ridiculous Obamacare Claim Yet:

By Dr. Merrill Matthews

It Spurs Innovation 

merrill-matthewsLaura Tyson has made a claim so ludicrous that it rivals her 2009 prediction, as the then-chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, that if Congress passed Obama’s 2009 stimulus package unemployment wouldn’t rise above 8 percent. Of course, Congress did pass it and unemployment eventually hit 10 percent. Continue Reading.

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