Archive for 'On The Record'
ObamaCare, CSCOPE both beyond fixing
By Bill Ames
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Americans increasingly realize that Obamacare is not about providing quality healthcare for all Americans. Its creators could care less. Rather, it is about a progressive power grab, structured to gain control over a large chunk of the U. S. economy. Likewise for CSCOPE, a thinly disguised Common Core methodology being used across Texas, despite the fact the Texas Legislature has banned Common Core in Texas. Continue Reading.
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (COLLEGE STATION) – Gov. Rick Perry today joined Gordon Coburn, president of Cognizant, to present the company’s $150,000 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) grant to Texas A&M University. The grant comes in the form of a three-year commitment from Cognizant and will support the promotion of STEM education programs through the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM) at Texas A&M University. Continue Reading.
The Rothenberg Political Report“
As longtime readers of this column know, voters in one-party states sometimes elect the nominee of the “wrong” party as governor. Today’s question is whether state Sen. Wendy Davis, a Democrat, has a fighting chance to win next year’s gubernatorial election in Texas, which remains a rock-solid Republican state. Continue Reading.
South Texans’ Property Rights Association Supports Staples
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “There is only one candidate who fully understands the issue and has a plan that can solve this huge disaster. I get discouraged when I hear candidates spouting one dimensional, hot button solutions without having any idea of what they are talking about,” said Lavoyger Durham, a South Texans’ Property Rights Association (STPRA) board member, as STPRA endorsed Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples and his campaign for Lieutenant Governor. Continue Reading.
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (KATY) – Gov. Rick Perry today joined GEICO chairman and CEO Tony Nicely to announce the company will be expanding its Katy operations, creating 1,000 new jobs over the next three years and $8.5 million in capital investment. Continue Reading.
Texas Boat Dealers to Present Award
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (HOUSTON) – The Boating Trades Association of Texas (BTAT) and Boating Trades Association of Metropolitan Houston (BTAMH) will present the 2013 Lone Star Awards for Legislative Excellence to State Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van) and State Senator John Carona (R-Dallas) for their legislative efforts on behalf of Texas recreational boating during the 83nd Legislative Session. Continue Reading.
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “At this time of Thanksgiving, we remember our forefathers who fled religious persecution to pursue freedom of conscience in the New World. How sad that today Obamacare forces religious institutions and business owners of faith to violate their religious beliefs or face crippling fines,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Wednesday, commenting on the announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court will review Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius and Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., cases that challenge the Obamacare contraception mandate: Continue Reading.
From Congressman Bill Flores
The last two weeks have been very eventful in Washington. The House passed the Keep your Health Plan Act. In addition, my bill, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act passed the House on November 20th. I and over 250 additional House Members sent a letter to House leadership regarding Medicare physician reimbursement rates. Also, several House Republicans have prepared impeachment articles against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Lastly, we I will review the damage that Obamacare is creating for hardworking American families. Continue Reading.
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC announced their endorsement of Greg Abbott for governor. In offering their endorsement, TLRPAC cited Abbott’s commitment to a strong economy and a fair civil justice system.
Speaking on behalf of TLRPAC, Richard W. Weekley released the following statement: Continue Reading.
“Our simple combination of low taxes, smart regulations and a fair legal system has made Texas the best state in the nation to live, raise a family and grow a business.”
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Texas remains a national leader in job creation, adding 43,800 new jobs in two months according to data released by the Texas Workforce Commission last week. The unemployment rate in October fell to 6.2 percent, declining for the third consecutive month and well below the national rate of 7.3 percent. From October 2012 to October 2013, the state added a total of 267,400 new jobs. Continue Reading.