Archive for 'On The Record'
Telephone, Cable companies seek “special fees” for “prioritized delivery”
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – Advocacy groups, most tech companies and online privacy supporters are in agreement that an open, free and competitive Internet is in everyone’s best interest – that it is vitally important to achieve the benefit provided by the Internet as a whole. There is, however, disagreement as to how best to achieve these goals. Continue Reading.
From Congresswoman Kay Granger
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is an unprecedented global health crisis that has reached the United States. This epidemic and the recent news that two health care professionals in Dallas have tested positive for the disease deserves a serious and immediate response. Continue Reading.
By Melanie Batley
The city of Houston has issued subpoenas to a group of pastors requesting any sermons they’ve written that cover the subject of homosexuality, gender identity, or mention of Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor.
The subpoenas came after pastors protested against Houston’s new non-discrimination ordinance that the city council passed in June which, among other clauses related to sexuality and gender identity, would allow men to use the ladies room and vice versa in an effort to protect transgender rights, according to Fox Continue Reading.
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Sugar Land, TX - Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) issued the following statement in support of Houston religious leaders opposed to handing over the text of their sermons in retaliation for voicing opposition to Mayor Annise Parker’s equal rights city ordinance: Continue Reading.
Job fairs for veterans and spouses hosted by 28 local workforce development board areas across Texas
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), in partnership with 28 local workforce development boards and the Texas Veterans Commission, will host statewide veterans hiring fairs on Nov. 13. TWC’s third annual Hiring Red, White & You! Statewide Hiring Fair is a joint initiative supported by the Office of the Governor, the Texas Medical Center and the Texas Veterans Commission to connect veterans in Texas with employers who are hiring. Continue Reading.
Hispanic, all Americans losing faith in the future
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) – “Median annual income for Hispanic households has fallen by more than $2,000 since 2009, and today more than 1.2 million Hispanics find themselves trapped in part-time work. Wages are not improving, and millions are worse off than they were just a few years ago,” said Daniel Garza (left,) Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative, as the Department of Labor issued its monthly employment report for August. At 6.9%, the Latino unemployment rate is significantly higher than the 5.9% national average. Continue Reading.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee calls for a CDC Team to be placed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Texas Insider Report: Washington, DC - Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member on the House Homeland Security Committee and the House Judiciary Committee and Co-Chair of the House Congressional Children’s Caucus, released the following statement after participating in today’s Homeland Security Field Hearing on the serious outbreak of the Ebola virus: Continue Reading.
Oil & Gas sectors surge
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — “Significant growth in sales tax revenues occurred across all major economic sectors, reflecting strength in both business and consumer spending,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today, announcing that state sales tax revenue in September was up 7.9% compared to September 2013.
By Cong. John Culberson
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s often said that sunshine is the best disinfectant. Too often, our bloated federal bureaucracy operates in the dark — unelected bureaucrats write burdensome and ineffective regulations with little public input. The Federal Reserve (the “Fed”), which is run by an unelected Board of Governors, is the perfect example. They do not disclose how money is being invested, and they lack basic oversight and transparency. Continue Reading.
List of failures, scandals is too long
By Lynn Woolley
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — There’s a big election coming up, and it’s time for a change. Simply put, the Democrats have had the keys to the country and have failed miserably at every level. Under President Obama, the world is a mess. Obama called ISIS a jayvee team, and said he had no strategy to fight it. Now, we have Ebola in the United States. Continue Reading.