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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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1:56 pm CST - May 22, 2015

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BROTHERS IN ARMS Memorial Day Tribute

Cong. Sam Johnson

Sam JohnsonTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eleven of us comprised the infamous Alcatraz Gang. Essentially – we were our own “Band of Brothers” – 11 Prisoners of War labeled “die-hards” for our refusal to cooperate with our captors. Isolated so remotely, our Hell on Earth could only be called Alcatraz. Continue Reading.

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9:46 am CST - May 22, 2015

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Texas Adds 287,000 Jobs During Past Year

State unemployment rate remains at lowest level since July 2007

Andres-AlcantarTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas —Texas has added an estimated 287,000 seasonally adjusted jobs over the past year including a modest gain in April with the addition of 1,200 positions during the month. The state has experienced job gains in three of the first four months of 2015. Continue Reading.

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5:19 pm CST - May 21, 2015

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Sharia Law Bill Moves Closer to Senate Passage

Campbell’s “SB 531 upholds Texas morals from foreign laws…”

Patrick, Lt. Gov. Dan2gTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “Today, the Texas Senate passed Sen. Donna Campbell’s Senate Bill 531, (SB 531), also known as the “Sharia Law Bill“, to 3rd Reading. The bill’s purpose is to ensure that the constitutional rights of those who are part of the proceedings Donna-campbell3involving marriage, dissolution of marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship are protected,” said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick earlier today, after the Texas Senate took another step toward passing Sen. Campbell’s effort.    Continue Reading.

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