8:01 am CST - March 20, 2015
Posted under Quotes
Yes … Texas Agriculture produces 18 billion hamburger patties and 2 billion pairs of blue jeans
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) –
“We produce enough beef in this state each year to make 18 billion hamburger patties … now let me ‘hep you get your mind around that,” Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller tells Austin’s Calling’s Theresa McKeown.
“If you laid those hamburger patties end-to-end, they’d circle the earth … 400 TIMES! Agriculture’s a $100 billion dollar industry to our state.
“You think it’s just corn & cows, but its much more than that … we have olive groves, we raise citrus, its shrimp, its oysters, it’s the wine industry,” Miller says.
“It’s a wide menu when it comes to what we produce in Texas.”
– Don’t miss the inaugural edition of Austin’s Calling with Theresa McKeown. Continue Reading.
And, Protecting Austin Energy Customers
By State Rep. Paul Workman
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – Next week, the House will take up and consider House Bill 1, the proposed Texas State Budget. The $209.8 billion budget would keep overall growth at 4%, or about 2% per year. The budget would leave $8.4 billion on the table (for tax cuts-reform consideration,) and is $2 billion under the state’s constitutional spending limit. Read More
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), released the following statement after voting today in favor H.R. 2, a bill to permanently repeal Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate, or SGR. The bill would provide more stability for Medicare patients, and result in savings for the taxpayer. The bill passed by a vote of 392-37. Read More
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman and Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) today introduced the “Agile Acquisition to Retain Technological Edge Act,” H.R. 1597, a bill to reform the Department of Defense’s (DOD) broken acquisition system. Read More
Brady: “The Death Tax is the wrong tax at the wrong time and hurts the wrong people.”
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Ways and Means voted to approve H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, introduced by Representatives Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Sanford Bishop (D-GA). Supporters say the tax hurts America’s farmers, ranchers and small businesses while robbing the economy of $1.1 trillion in capital and generating barely enough revenue to cover one day of Washington spending. Read More
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today voted to put America on a strong fiscal path by supporting a House budget that balances in ten years without raising taxes and strengthens our economy. Olson voted in support of H. Con. Res. 27 – FY2016 Budget Resolution, the Balanced Budget for a Stronger America, which received 219 votes in the House.
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Alex Brown Memorial Act, a bill to enact a statewide ban on texting while driving, was passed by the Texas House of Representatives and will be sent to the Texas Senate for consideration. Read More
Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska Join Texas as Plaintiffs
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement after a federal district court granted the state’s request for preliminary injunction on the Obama Administration’s attempt to revise the definition of “spouse” in the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Read More
“Economic Development – A Regional Outlook” on Thursday, March 26 in Edinburg
By David A. Díaz – Legislativemedia@aol.com
Keith A. Patridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of the McAllen Economic Development Corporation, will share his extensive knowledge and experiences about business and how it is impacted by government and politics as one of three high-profile experts serving on a blue-ribbon panel for “Economic Development – A Regional Outlook” on Thursday, March 26 in Edinburg. Read More
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted on H.Con.Res.27, to establish the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and set priorities for 2017. Congressman Green voted against this Republican budget, and voted instead for the Democratic alternative. He released the following statement: Read More
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (Marlin, Texas) – A Marlin, Texas man was arrested Friday, March 6 and charged with third degree theft of property after stealing $34,000 worth of ranching equipment and other items from a Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association member located in Marlin, Texas.
9:59 am CST - March 27, 2015
Posted under Opinion
By Tom Craddick
On Nov. 10, 2009, Alex Brown died in a single-car rollover crash on her way to Seagraves High School in West Texas. She was distracted by text messages on her phone. One life lost unnecessarily.
Her family mourned her death. The nation mourned with them. Continue Reading.
9:56 am CST - March 27, 2015
Posted under Opinion
By Karl Rove
Campaign-contribution limits in the early going magnify the importance of these organizations.
By using Twitter to announce his entry into the 2016 Republican presidential race, Sen. Ted Cruz signaled just how pervasive social media will be this election. Two other trends are worth watching. There will be a greater reliance on data and technology in organizing, communicating and measuring the effectiveness of campaign activity—and every presidential candidate will have a Super PAC. Continue Reading.
9:53 am CST - March 27, 2015
Posted under Opinion
By Judge Andrew Napolitano
Here is a short pop quiz.
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress earlier this month about the parameters of the secret negotiations between the United States and Iran over nuclear weapons and economic sanctions, how did he know what the negotiators were considering? Israel is not a party to those negotiations, yet the prime minister presented them in detail. Continue Reading.
9:50 am CST - March 27, 2015
Posted under Cartoons