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1:18 pm CST - August 27, 2015

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Rep. Simmons Appointed to House Select Transportation Committee

ron.simmonsTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Texas House Speaker Joe Straus named Representative Ron Simmons (Carrollton) and eight other legislators to the House Select Committee on Transportation Planning on Tuesday.

“Representative Simmons has been an effective voice on transportation issues from the moment he arrived in the Legislature,” Speaker Straus said. Continue Reading.

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1:16 pm CST - August 27, 2015

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Take Charge of Business: Texas Business Conference in Irving

 Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas  “We are committed to providing employers the information they need to succeed,” said TWC Commissioner Ruth R. Hughs. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) invites Dallas-Fort Worth-area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers to the Texas Business Employment Law Update on Friday, September 11, at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. The conference will provide valuable information for employers and business owners concerning the legal issues associated with operating a business in Texas. Continue Reading.

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1:11 pm CST - August 27, 2015

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Texas’ A.G. Paxton & City of Houston File Suit to Stop Sale of Dangerous Synthetic Drugs at Convenience Stores

AGTX-ShieldTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas  The Texas Attorney General’s Office, headed by Ken Paxton, today announced a lawsuit, filed jointly with the City of Houston, against 2709 Broadway, Inc. and its owner, Layth Omran, for ken-paxtondistributing products containing synthetic marijuana, a dangerous substance that has been linked to overdoses, serious injuries and even deaths. Continue Reading.

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8:29 am CST - August 26, 2015

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Lt. Gov. Patrick Backs Bryan Hughes in SD 1 Republican Primary

State Rep. earns big video endorsement to replace retiring Sen. Eltife

Patrick,DanEndorsesHughes,Bryan8-24-15Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “In the open seat for Senate District 1, the seat being vacated by Sen. Kevin Eltife, I am endorsing State Rep. Bryan Hughes for election. Bryan has earned the respect and admiration of conservatives all across Texas state rep bryan hughes3cfor his work in the Texas House. He deserves to be elected based upon his outstanding work and his conservative leadership,” said Lt. Governor Dan Patrick of one of the few key elections to be decided next March on Super Tuesday.   Continue Reading.

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2:24 pm CST - August 25, 2015

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Smith: EPA Failing to Comply with Mine Spill Investigation

It is no wonder Americans feel Washington no longer works for them.”

lamar.smith2Texas Insider Report: Washington D.C. – “It is disappointing, but not surprising, that the EPA failed to meet the House Science Committee’s reasonable deadline in turning over documents pertaining to the Gold King Mine spill,” said Science, Space &Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) after the Environmental Protection Agency failed to provide documents and communication the Committee requested by August 24th concerning the agency’s involvement in the Gold King Mine spill.   Continue Reading.

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2:19 pm CST - August 25, 2015

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Van Brookshire Running for HD 18 Seat to Replace Retiring John Otto

Former County Republican Party Chair announces bid to represent Liberty, San Jacinto & Walker Counties in Texas House

texas elephant-donkey republican-democratTexas Insider Report: COLDSPRING, Texas ––  “Having lived in District 18 with my family for 23 years, serving as the interim County Judge of San Jacinto County and as County Chairman of the San Jacinto Republican Party, I know what it takes to say NO to the bureaucrats in Austin and Washington, D.C. – we must reduce property taxes, end un-fundedmandates, secure our border and protect the rights of Texas citizens,” said Van Brookshire, officially announcing his  State Representative for District 18 campaign, which encompasses Liberty, San Jacinto & Walker counties.   Continue Reading.

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2:00 pm CST - August 25, 2015

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Paxton Supports Religious Liberties, Files Brief with U.S. Supreme Court

ken-paxtonTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “Under the 1st Amendment of the Constitution, the federal government must respect the sincere religious convictions of our citizens, and cannot force them to comply with mandates that violate their beliefs,” said Attorney General Paxton. “These regulations have serious financial and spiritual consequences for objecting employers and place an undue burden on them as they faithfully serve our communities. Texas will continue to defend the 1st Amendment rights of citizens and fight against the Obama Administration’s attempts to erode our religious liberties.” Continue Reading.

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1:58 pm CST - August 25, 2015

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Obama Should Give Americans the Same Deal He’s Giving Iran

Obama Should Give Americans the Same Deal He’s Giving Iran

By Dr. Merrill Matthews – IPI PolicyBytes

merrill buddy matthews1It turns out that President Obama will let Iran increase its crude oil exports but not the U.S.–at least not yet.

The president’s nuclear agreement with Iran will remove economic sanctions and allow the country to expand its crude oil exports. Continue Reading.

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1:27 pm CST - August 25, 2015

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Cruz for President: Ron Robinson Endorses

ted-cruz102413Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC — (HOUSTON, Texas) – Today, Ron Robinson, CEO of Young America’s Foundation, endorsed U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for President of the United States. Robinson was one of the founders of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and Citizens United, and has served as CEO of YAF for over 30 years. He initiated and directed the effort to save President Reagan’s Presidential Home (aka, the Western White House), Rancho del Cielo. Robinson is also a board member of the American Conservative Union, Citizens United, The Government Accountability Institute and several private foundations. Continue Reading.

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2:29 pm CST - August 24, 2015

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Governor Abbott Visits Zavala Elementary On First Day Of School

Abbott..ZavalaTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott today visited and met with kindergarten, first grade and second grade students at Zavala Elementary School in Austin, TX. After offering words of encouragement to students as they start their first day of school, Governor Abbott thanked teachers and administrators for their hard work and preparation and touted the many initiatives the State of Texas took this past legislative session to elevate its education system to be among the best in the nation. Continue Reading.

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