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3:36 pm CST - March 05, 2015

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Education UPDATE: Taylor-Creighton Bill Would Strengthen Schools, Give Parents Options

Almost 300 Texas schools score 2+ consecutive years of failure

Brandon-CreightonAUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – “Senator Taylor and I are working shoulder-to-shoulder to advance and strengthen Texas’ current parent empowerment law. Parents shouldn’t be forced to subject their children to schools that are clearly failing to meet their needs,” said Sen. Brandon Creighton child kid education learn(left,) following introduction of Senate Bill 14, the Parent Empowerment Bill.   Continue Reading.

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4:54 pm CST - March 04, 2015

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A.G. Paxton Responds to Obama Request to Delay Amnesty Ruling

ken.paxton.agTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas  – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a response with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Brownsville opposing the Obama Administration’s motion to stay the court’s ruling on the President’s executive action on immigration. Continue Reading.

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4:52 pm CST - March 04, 2015

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Schwertner to Lead Health & Human Services Budget in Senate

 “… I’m eager to use my firsthand experience as a physician to help build a healthier Texas.”

Charles-Schwertner2Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Today, Senator Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown) was selected by Senate Finance Chair Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) to spearhead the Health & Human Services Budget for the 84th Legislative SessionContinue Reading.

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4:46 pm CST - March 04, 2015

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Patrick, Tayor Introduce Priority Education Legislation

Moving Texas Education into the 21st Century

dan.patrick3larry-taylorTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, Sen. Larry Taylor, stood together with members of the Texas Senate to discuss their vision of innovation and transformation for Texas education. Continue Reading.

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4:41 pm CST - March 04, 2015

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Birdwell Files “Stronger Border, Safer Texas” Act

brian.birdwellTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — State Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) filed Senate Bill 3, the ‘Stronger Border, Safer Texas’ Act, early Tuesday to bolster law enforcement resources along the Texas-Mexico border. The Act will support the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) in their effort to staunch illegal activity occurring at the border. Continue Reading.

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4:25 pm CST - March 04, 2015

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New Tools Show Texas Govt. Payments

Comptroller.paymentsTexas state government is a multi-billion-dollar enterprise, and you deserve to know how it spends your money. The Texas Comptroller’s transparency tools enable you to search the state check register, track state spending and see your tax dollars at work. Continue Reading.

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10:20 am CST - March 03, 2015

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Texas Should Stick to Its Guns: Reject Medicaid Expansion

States benefit by tailoring Medicaid to meet unique needs

 Herrick, Devon NCPA3eTexas Insider Report: DALLAS, Texas “Texas made the wise choice to forego cookie-cutter Medicaid expansion to cover 138% of poverty in favor of a tailored program,” said National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a recent report showing that expanding Medicaid and conforming to one-size-fits-all reforms would come back to bite Texas taxpayers.   Continue Reading.

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9:26 am CST - March 02, 2015

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Governor Abbott Designates Ryan Sitton To Interstate Mining Compact Commission

greg.abbott.govTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the designation of Ryan Sitton to serve as a designee to the Interstate Mining Compact Commission (IMCC) for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor. The IMCC is a multi-state governmental organization representing natural resource and environmental protection interests with the purpose of advancing protection and restoration of land, water and other resources affected by the mining industry.  Continue Reading.

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9:20 am CST - March 02, 2015

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Lt. Governor Patrick Makes a Statement on Transportation Bills

dan.patrick3Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick makes the following statement on the passage of Committee Substitutes for Senate Bill 5 and Senate Joint Resolution 5 out of the Senate Transportation Committee: Continue Reading.

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9:17 am CST - March 02, 2015

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Rep. Ron Simmons Named Chairman of House Subcommittee on Long-Term Transportation Infrastructure Planning

ron-simmonsTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas State Representative Ron Simmons (Carrollton) was named Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Long-Term Transportation Infrastructure Planning on Thursday. Continue Reading.

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