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4:54 pm CST - March 04, 2015

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Attorney General Paxton Responds to Obama Administration Request to Stay Executive Amnesty Ruling

ken.paxton.agTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas  – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a response with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Brownsville opposing the Obama Administration’s motion to stay the court’s ruling on the President’s executive action on immigration. Continue Reading.

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4:52 pm CST - March 04, 2015

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Schwertner Tasked with Leading Up Health and Human Services Budget in Texas Senate

 ” . . . I’m eager to use my firsthand experience as a physician to help build a healthier Texas.”

Charles-Schwertner2Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Today, Senator Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown) was selected by Senate Finance Chair Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) to spearhead the Senate Finance Committee’s health and human services budget for the 84th Legislative Session.  Continue Reading.

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4:46 pm CST - March 04, 2015

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Lt. Governor Patrick, Sen. Larry Tayor Introduce Priority Education Legislation

-Moving Texas Education into the 21st Century-

dan.patrick3larry-taylorTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas (March 3, 2015)…Today, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Chairman of the Senate Education Committee,  Senator Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood), stood together with members of the Texas State Senate to discuss their vision of innovation and transformation for Texas education. Continue Reading.

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4:41 pm CST - March 04, 2015

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Birdwell Files “Stronger Border, Safer Texas” Act

Senate Bill 3 will bolster law enforcement successes on southern border

brian.birdwellTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — State Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) filed Senate Bill 3, the ‘Stronger Border, Safer Texas’ Act, early Tuesday to bolster law enforcement resources along the Texas-Mexico border. The Act will support the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) in their effort to staunch illegal activity occurring at the border and spreading throughout the state. Continue Reading.

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4:25 pm CST - March 04, 2015

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New Tools Show Texas Govt. Payments

Comptroller.paymentsTexas state government is a multi-billion-dollar enterprise, and you deserve to know how it spends your money. The Texas Comptroller’s transparency tools enable you to search the state check register, track state spending and see your tax dollars at work. Continue Reading.

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10:20 am CST - March 03, 2015

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Texas Should Stick to Its Guns: Reject Medicaid Expansion

States benefit by tailoring Medicaid to meet unique needs

 Herrick, Devon NCPA3eTexas Insider Report: DALLAS, Texas “Texas made the wise choice to forego cookie-cutter Medicaid expansion to cover 138% of poverty in favor of a tailored program,” said National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a recent report showing that expanding Medicaid and conforming to one-size-fits-all reforms would come back to bite Texas taxpayers.   Continue Reading.

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9:26 am CST - March 02, 2015

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Governor Abbott Designates Ryan Sitton To Interstate Mining Compact Commission

greg.abbott.govTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the designation of Ryan Sitton to serve as a designee to the Interstate Mining Compact Commission (IMCC) for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor. The IMCC is a multi-state governmental organization representing natural resource and environmental protection interests with the purpose of advancing protection and restoration of land, water and other resources affected by the mining industry.  Continue Reading.

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9:20 am CST - March 02, 2015

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Lt. Governor Patrick Makes a Statement on Transportation Bills

dan.patrick3Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick makes the following statement on the passage of Committee Substitutes for Senate Bill 5 and Senate Joint Resolution 5 out of the Senate Transportation Committee: Continue Reading.

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9:17 am CST - March 02, 2015

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Rep. Ron Simmons Named Chairman of House Subcommittee on Long-Term Transportation Infrastructure Planning

ron-simmonsTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas State Representative Ron Simmons (Carrollton) was named Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Long-Term Transportation Infrastructure Planning on Thursday. Continue Reading.

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9:07 am CST - March 02, 2015

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House Bill 80 Committee Hearing Scheduled

tom.craddickTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Rep. Tom Craddick (R-Midland) was notified by the House Committee on Transportation that House Bill 80, the Alex Brown Memorial Act, a bill relating to a statewide ban on texting while driving, will be heard in the committee meeting Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. in Capitol Extension Room E2.012. Continue Reading.

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