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12:54 pm CST - October 01, 2014

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On ObamaCare’s 1st Anniversary, 2015 Re-Enrollment Delayed Until After Mid-Term Elections


Health Subcommittee Chair Brady says Americans deserve better

Cong. Kevin Brady4cWASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) – “Today, Americans were supposed to be able to enroll in an Affordable Care Act plan for the second year, but the opening of 2015 enrollment was delayed till after the mid-term elections to avoid consumers finding out that much of the backend of Healthcare.gov still doesn’t work, and that they may face higher premiums and a more narrow holder-obama3jnetwork,” said the House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX,) one year after a disastrous rollout, the Affordable Care Act still isn’t ready.   Continue Reading.

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10:44 am CST - September 30, 2014

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Ready for Another Fight Over How We Fund Texas Schools?


Standards never increase, but dollars involved escalate

Bbill hammond3ay Bill Hammond

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – Here we go again. Another fight over the way we fund our schools and the amount we spend on our students is heading to the Texas Supreme Court. The truth is we have been throwing more money at the system for years, and results are still too low. Money alone will not solve the problem.   Continue Reading.

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11:41 am CST - September 27, 2014

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SBOE APUSH Update: What’s Next for Advanced Placement U.S. History in Texas?


APUSH’s radical, social justice critique of American history.

bill-amesBy Bill Ames

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – During its September meeting, the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) took two distinctive actions to protect Texas students from controversial curriculum created by national and international course developers. On Wednesday, TX-TextbooksSeptember 17th, the Board passed an amendment requiring all Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses to comply with the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS) standards.   Continue Reading.

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10:09 am CST - September 26, 2014

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Representative Flynn Elected to the NCSL Executive Committee


dan-flynnTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – At the annual National Conference of State Legislative Summit in Minneapolis, MN, Representative Dan Flynn was elected to serve on the 2014-2015 National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Executive Committee. The states face many challenges in maintaining a strong legislative institution and the role of the States in our federal system and Representative Flynn brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the board. Continue Reading.

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10:07 am CST - September 26, 2014

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Texas Association of Business Endorses Glenn Hegar for Comptroller


Hegar will be a strong voice for taxpayers

glenn-hegar2Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “Glenn was a strong friend of business while in the Texas Senate. He knows the kind of policies that will keep the economy of this state strong, and I feel confident he will be a strong voice for all of the taxpayers of Texas,” said Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond, announcing that the Texas Association of Business has endorsed Glenn Hegar in the November 4th general election race for Comptroller of Public Accounts. Continue Reading.

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10:05 am CST - September 26, 2014

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More Bad News For Obamacare


By Gary L. Bauer 

gary-bauerPreferredOne Health Insurance, the largest insurer with the cheapest rates in Minnesota’s state-run exchange, announced this week that it was pulling out.

The bad news about Obamacare just keeps coming. Here is the latest batch of headlines: Doctors don’t like Obamacare. If you have health insurance through Obamacare, you’d better consider identity theft protection too. Continue Reading.

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12:34 pm CST - September 25, 2014

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Texas Republican: Holder Resignation Good News for America


‘Hopefully his successor will be more interested in enforcing our nation’s laws’

kevin-bradyTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – Texas Republican Congressman, Kevin Brady, Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee and senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement regarding the news that United States Attorney General Eric Holder is announcing his resignation:  Continue Reading.

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12:28 pm CST - September 25, 2014

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Special Prosecutor Demands Gov. Perry Appears at Court Hearings


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Perry-0925The special prosecutor in charge of the abuse of power case against Texas Gov. Rick Perry is fighting to have the potential presidential candidate attend all the hearings leading up to his trial.

Mike McCrum, a San Antonio lawyer appointed as the special prosecutor in the case, said that the governor should be treated just like any other Texan, according to The Texas Tribune. Continue Reading.

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12:16 pm CST - September 25, 2014

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Smith Statement on Strikes Against the Islamic State


lamar-smithTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after initial U.S. airstrikes were conducted with coalition partners in Syria against the Islamic State and groups with ties to Al Qaeda. Continue Reading.

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12:12 pm CST - September 25, 2014

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On the Wrong Side of Tax History


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By IPI President Tom Giovanetti

tom.giovanettiOne of the trends foreseen by Alvin Toffler in his 1970 book Future Shock was the rise of the global multinational corporation. As corporations began doing substantial business overseas—indeed, as the sum of their overseas sales eclipsed their domestic sales—corporations would understandably begin to make investment decisions based on global rather than local factors. Continue Reading.

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