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11:33 am CST - May 28, 2015

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Beware of Scams: Tips to Avoid Fraud in Aftermath of Disaster

ken.paxton.agTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton warned Texans of the risk of fraud and common scams in the wake of severe weather, tornadoes and flooding that began on May 4, 2015, and has continued at least through Memorial Day weekend, impacting communities across the state. Continue Reading.

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11:29 am CST - May 28, 2015

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Lt. Governor Patrick Makes a Statement on 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling

dan-patrickTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas “I applaud today’s federal court ruling once again telling President Barack Obama his executive action attempt to grant legal status to as many as 5 million immigrants is illegal and unconstitutional. Continue Reading.

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11:25 am CST - May 28, 2015

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Comptroller Glenn Hegar Reminds Texans of Resources Available for Disaster Relief

glenn-hagarTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas With the Governor’s Office adding dozens of counties to its disaster declaration due to recent severe weather events, Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded Texans about resources available to help those affected recover from the damage caused by tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding. Continue Reading.

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7:14 pm CST - May 26, 2015

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ABBOTT: Obama’s Undocumented Immigrant Executive Action Unlawful

The President’s attempt to bypass the will of the American people was successfully checked again today.”

Greg Abbott4Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “President Obama abdicated his responsibility to preserve and protect the Constitution when he issued this executive action, and after months of obfuscation and stall tactics by his Administration, victory for the Constitution has been awarded and the Rule of Law restored,” said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott following the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that President Obama’s executive action granting legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants was unlawful.    Continue Reading.

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6:53 pm CST - May 26, 2015

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McCAUL: President Obama Should Abandon His Unconstitutional Amnesty

Ruling continues blockage of President’s Executive Amnesty Order

McCaul, Cong. MichaelTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The ruling today, once again blocking the implementation of the President’s unlawful actions, is a victory for the constitution and the American people. Once again, the courts have upheld what President Obama himself conceded 22 times, he does not have the authority to act unilaterally and change the law,” said Cong. Michael McCaul (R-TX) earlier today after the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld an injunction blocking President Obama’s unilateral actions on immigration.    Continue Reading.

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10:17 am CST - May 26, 2015

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Lt. Governor Patrick Statement on House Bill 1690

dan.patrick3Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Today, the Texas Senate passed House Bill 1690, (HB 1690), which will move the Public Integrity Unit from the Travis County District Attorney’s Office to the Texas Ranger Division of the Department of Public Safety. Continue Reading.

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10:15 am CST - May 26, 2015

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Legislative UPDATE: From State Rep. Wayne Faircloth

wayne.fairclothTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Welcome to the weekly update for the Office of Representative Wayne Faircloth. The purpose of this once a week email is to keep constituents up to date on the happenings at your Texas State Capitol. If you would like to contact me just click Here.
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9:55 am CST - May 26, 2015

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Private School Credit Card Bill Passes Texas Legislature

Brandon-CreightonTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas House Bill 1881 passed the Texas Senate and is headed to the governor’s desk for signature. This bill allows pre-K-12 private schools to allow parents to pay for their children’s tuition through a credit or debit card instead of absorbing the fees in their school budget. Continue Reading.

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9:53 am CST - May 26, 2015

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Hegar: Tax Collections Still In Line With Earlier Projections

glenn.hegarTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas  Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state franchise tax revenue collections as of the annual May 15 deadline totaled $4.12 billion.

“These collections remain in line with projected franchise tax revenues presented as part of the Biennial Revenue Estimate,” Hegar said. Continue Reading.

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10:21 am CST - May 25, 2015

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Abbott Addresses Joint Session, Honors Memorial Day

abbott0318Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Governor Greg Abbott today addressed a Joint Session of the Texas Legislature commemorating Texas fallen heroes in honor of Memorial Day.

“For the past few months, this Capitol has been a battleground of democracy. The people who made that democratic process possible, the people who ensured we would have the freedom to fight about ideas are the men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States Military,” said Governor Abbott in his remarks. Continue Reading.

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