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3:22 pm CST - April 22, 2014

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Making Texas #1 in Education: Texas does not participate in Common Core


By Sen. Donna Campbell

donna-CampbellTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – With every passing day, the 84th Legislature seems to creep closer and closer, and there’s a lot of work to be done in the interim. Last year we had success cutting the margins tax, investing in water and highway infrastructure, and enacting measures to protect the sanctity of life. Now, I look forward to building on this success next session. Continue Reading.

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3:18 pm CST - April 22, 2014

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Gov. Perry to Meet with Business Leaders in New York City


Perry042214Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Gov. Rick Perry will take Texas’ message of low taxes, smart regulations and job creation to businesses in New York City from April 22-24. The governor will meet with employers and participate in a reception hosted by TexasOne to discuss the opportunities and freedom available to families and businesses thanks to Texas’ healthy economy.   Continue Reading.

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3:02 pm CST - April 22, 2014

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Parental Choice Survey: Majority of Parents Support Louisiana’s School Choice Program, Approve of Academic Gains


90%-plus approve of Louisiana Scholarship Program

EducationTexas Insider Report: NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – “The near-universal support from parents, who recognize the life-changing academic benefits provided their children, serves as a compelling reminder why educational choice must remain a viable option for our children,” said Ann Duplessis, president of the Louisiana Federation for Children. More than 91% of parents are satisfied, or very satisfied with the educational choice program. Continue Reading.

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2:58 pm CST - April 22, 2014

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Good News for Earth Day


By Dr. Merrill Matthews, IPI Resident Scholar

merrill-matthewsIt’s the 44th Earth Day today, and those concerned about the earth and its environment have much to celebrate.For one thing, the gradual temperature rise we saw in the 1980s and ‘90s stopped about 17 years ago, and there has been little or no global warming since, forcing the New York Times to wonder “What to Make of the Warming Plateau.”  Continue Reading.

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2:56 pm CST - April 22, 2014

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What is Dan Patrick Hiding?


Lt. Governor David Dewhurst Calls on State Senator Dan Patrick to Release Tax Returns

dewhurst1113Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The campaign for Lt. Governor David Dewhurst called on Dan Patrick to release his tax returns today, citing opaque financial dealings and a lack of transparency from the State Senator.  Dan Patrick has refused to release his tax returns despite numerous requests from the press, as well as public challenges from Todd Staples and Jerry Patterson in the primary.  Continue Reading.

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12:59 pm CST - April 21, 2014

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Congress to Withhold VA and DoD Funding Pending Health Records Progress


Congress unhappy with DoD, VA health records progress

John-CulbersonHouse lawmakers plan to hold back millions in dollars of technology funding from Defense and Veterans Affairs department planners until Congress is convinced they are making progress on developing a way to share electronic medical records. Continue Reading.

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12:29 pm CST - April 21, 2014

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Take Charge of Business at Texas Business Conference in El Paso


hope-andradeTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas  ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will host El Paso-area business owners and managers at the Texas Business Conference on Friday, May 2 at The University of Texas at El Paso. 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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12:24 pm CST - April 21, 2014

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Austin VA/Vet Center Brings Mobile Vet Center to Texas Military Forces Open House/American Heroes Air Show


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AustinVetCenterTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Austin Vet Center, in collaboration with the Austin VA, is rolling out its Mobile Vet Center and will be in attendance at the Texas Military Forces Open House and American Heroes Air Show. Vet Center and VA representatives will be on site to provide information for Veterans regarding benefits, readjustment services, and eligibility. Continue Reading.

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12:13 pm CST - April 21, 2014

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Lt. Governor Dewhurst Appoints Senators to Joint Human Trafficking Committee


david-dewhurst1Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst appointed seven Senators to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Human Trafficking. The committee, established in 2011 and renewed by the Texas Legislature last year through House Concurrent Resolution 57, will build upon its previous work by studying ways to further combat human trafficking and identifying services available to its victims.  Continue Reading.

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12:10 pm CST - April 21, 2014

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Audie Murphy Days’ Salute to the Military Kicks off May 16th


audie-murphy-photTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (GREENVILLE, Texas) – To honor and remember our nation’s military heroes, Audie Murphy Days’ Salute to the Military will kick off Friday, May 16th.  The annual two day event, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by the Audie Murphy/ American Cotton Museum to celebrate Audie Leon Murphy, the most decorated combat soldier of World War II, as well as military veterans and those currently serving our country.  Continue Reading.

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