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9:34 am CST - December 19, 2014

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BRADY: Stopping Executive Amnesty & Setting Up the Fight

kevin-bradyWASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) – December was a very busy, but very productive month in DC. Even during a ‘Lame Duck’ Congress, there are important measures that must be passed, setting us up for next year. And I admit — with the Republicans taking control of the Senate next year, I’m very excited about what we’re going to be able to accomplish. But first, a quick roundup of December’s activities.   Continue Reading.

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9:30 am CST - December 18, 2014

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RODRIGUEZ: Property Taxes & Public Education Initiatives

HB 506 targets 57 ISDs which are fast growth

eddie-rodriguezTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin,) announced he has filed his first batch of bills for the 84th Legislative Session that begins in January, focusing on property tax and public education policy initiatives. Continue Reading.

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9:21 am CST - December 18, 2014

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20 GOP Senators Vote for Amnesty, Conservatives Lament

 

By Barbara Hollingsworth

Obama-McConnell-BoehnerWASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) –What this has done is formally lance the boil: There is now clear separation between true conservatives who uphold their oath to the Constitution, and liberal Republicans who ‘Gruber’ their constituents,” said Brent Bozell (right,) president of the Media Research Center. There is a growing backlash against 20 Senate Republicans who less than a month ago L.BrentBozellIIIstated publicly that  resident Obama’s Executive Amnesty was unconstitutional, only to turn around and vote in favor of funding it last week, conservative leaders say.    Continue Reading.

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6:53 am CST - December 18, 2014

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YCT Releases Agenda, 84th Legislative Session Priorities

yctTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today, Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) unveiled its legislative agenda and priorities for the upcoming session.

“We have high hopes for the 84th Legislative Session,” said YCT State Chairman Jeff Morris. Continue Reading.

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12:35 pm CST - December 16, 2014

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Your Online Privacy: An Issue that Transcends Party Affiliation & Can Overcome Gridlock

White House silent on personal privacy, property debate

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Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Here’s an interesting question. What do Jimmy Kimmel, the Death Star, Major League Baseball and home brewing all have in cyber-NSA-internet-security-snowden5ecommon? The White House has responded to public petitions dealing with each of these subject matters. What’s not on this list? Well…   Continue Reading.

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12:12 pm CST - December 16, 2014

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Many Latinos Left Behind in Improving Economy

Curbs on Spending May Be Helping 

daniel.garzaTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The Hispanic unemployment rate remains significantly higher than the nation as a whole, and even more Latinos are being forced into part-time work – or worse, staying unemployed even longer. Among all workers, wage gains are uneven, with low-income workers seeing little improvement,” said Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative, following Friday’s unemployment report. Continue Reading.

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12:00 pm CST - December 16, 2014

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No Time to Wait on School Finance

By State Sen. Kirk Watson

kirk.watson3Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Everybody — everybody — knows our school finance system is broken. But there’s a lack of political will to do anything about it until the Texas Supreme Court rules in a sweeping lawsuit brought by two-thirds of the school districts. Oddly, there’s even a lack of will to begin discussing the problems. Continue Reading.

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11:35 am CST - December 16, 2014

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FLYNN: Texas Legislators Demand D.C. Pay Tab for Border Security Costs

Texas has spent $559 million since January, 2013

Capitol.LegisTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “I have been on the border numerous times, have personally observed what goes on, and know what it takes for our men and women to secure the border,” said State Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van), as Texas lawmakers called on Washington, DC to reimburse the state for costs related to the federal government’s failure to secure the border.

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11:32 am CST - December 16, 2014

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Gov. Perry Announces January 6 Special Election for Three Districts

leticia.tim.mikeTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Gov. Rick Perry today set Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, as the special election date to fill three legislative seats that are being vacated: Senate District 26 (Sen. Leticia van de Putte), House District 17 (Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt) and House District 123 (Rep. Mike Villarreal). Continue Reading.

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12:56 pm CST - December 12, 2014

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More States Join Fight Against Obama’’s Executive Action on Immigration

24 States now part of Multi-state Coalition challenging president’’s unilateral, unconstitutional immigration directive

abbott3Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “The president’s proposed executive decree violates the U.S. Constitution and federal law, circumvents the will of the American people, and is an affront to the families and individuals who follow our laws to legally immigrate to the United States,” said Att. Gen. Greg Abbott, holder-obama3aannouncing that the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio & Oklahoma had signing on to the growing complaint challenging President Obama’s executive action on immigration.  Continue Reading.

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