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State Reps Reynolds & Jetton, Law Enforcement & School Leaders Hold School Safety Updates Presser

Just days before the 2022-2023 school year begins for many families across the state, Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan and State Representatives Ron Reynolds (House Dist. 27,) and Jacey Jetton (House Dist. 26) led a briefing for local news media to highlight and update them on the new safety and security measures that will help ensure children's safety in the Fort Bend schools.

08.05.2022
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Pax­ton Moves to Stop Biden White House from Forc­ing Doctors & Hospitals in Texas to Use State Fund­s for Abortions

“While Mr. Biden continues to make up rules that are unconstitutional, I'll keep holding him accountable. I will not allow his administration to threaten doctors and hospitals with this unlawful mandate,” said Attorney General Ken Paxton, filing a motion to stop the Biden effort that would require Texas hospitals & doctors to perform abortions as a condition of receiving Medicare & Medicaid funding.

08.05.2022
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Is Cocaine Mitch Blowing It?

He handed Biden a gun control win by letting 15 Republicans vote for it. Then he allowed the CHIPS Act to pass but got played when Schumer and Joe Manchin resurrected a reconciliation bill. Political power is about the present, not the past, and right now, Mitch looks weak and ineffective.

08.05.2022
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HEGAR: Texas' Annual Back-to-School Sales Tax 'Holiday' is This Weekend, Aug. 5th-7th

Its estimated that Texas shoppers will save $112 million in State & Local Sales Taxes during this weekend's Back-to-School "Sales Tax Holiday," when qualifying items can be purchased tax free in-person in stores, online or by telephone, by mail or custom order, or any other means. Save money on clothes, school supplies, and more. Here's the list.

08.04.2022
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Congressmen Gonzales, Cuellar Introduce Bill to Streamline Customs & Border Protection Repairs

South Texas Congressmen Tony Gonzales & Henry Cuellar introduced the "Reducing Excessive Vetting Authorities to Maintain our Ports (REVAMP) Act" earlier this week to allow U.S. Customs & Border Protection to conduct minor repairs at land ports and eliminate wasteful government red tape. A similar bi-partisan bill was introduced by Senators James Lankford & Sen. Krysten Sinema.

08.04.2022
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Another Broken Biden Promise: Democrat's 'Inflation Reduction Act' Will Do the Opposite, and Increase Taxes for Most

On page 39 of the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” – the one Sen. Joe Manchin was recently persuaded to back – is the statement: "Nothing in this subsection is intended to increase taxes on any taxpayer with a taxable income below $400,000.” But, the corporate tax increases elsewhere in the bill absolutely will increase taxes for most people making under $400,000.  

08.04.2022
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Cong. Flores Introduces 1st Bill: Bipartisan Effort to Strengthen Law Enforcement Operations at Southern Border

As 8,400 pounds of fentanyl have been seized by U.S. Border Patrol thus far in Fiscal Year 2022 – double the total seized in all of Fiscal Year 2020 – Congresswoman Mayra Flores (TX-34,) along with Congressmen Dave Joyce of Ohio, Susie Lee of Nevada, and Chris Pappas of New Hampshire, introduced the "Advanced Border Coordination Act."

08.04.2022
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The Left’s Special Kind of Stupid

Democrats are that dumb AND their supporters are particularly stupid – which way the scales tilt in any particular instance depends on the participants. It must be a liberating feeling to be one of those people going on TV knowing that no matter how ignorant you are, no one is going to know the truth or question you out of fear of being destroyed by the left-wing mob.

08.04.2022
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62% of 'Likely Voters' Say Economy's In Recession, and Blame Democrats Despite Biden's Denials

Joe Biden’s and Democrat's weeks of trying to redefine the word "recession" has done little to quell the concerns within even his own party, as nearly half – 47% of Democrats – say they believe the economy is in a recession, says the latest Rasmussen Reports Poll. And, 59% said they agree with the statement, “Democrats inherited an economy primed for an historic comeback, and promptly ran it straight into the ground.”

08.03.2022
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Pax­ton, Bipartisan Group of A.G.s Announce $2.37 Bil­lion Agree­ment to Set­tle with For­mer Opi­oid Maker

“I am proud to announce a major win for Texas, and will continue to hold opioid manufacturers responsible for deceiving patients and the medical community while ensuring the victims of this tragic epidemic receive the assistance they need,” said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, announcing for the second time this week that he and a bipartisan group of A.G.'s had reached an agreement to address the nation's growing opioid crisis.

08.03.2022
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Sen. Cruz Introduces Effort to Reimpose Terrorism Sanctions on FARC, 7 Individuals

Senator Ted Cruz has announced that he introduced a bill to reimpose "Terrorism Sanctions" on the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) – as well as on a group of 7 individuals affiliated with the group – re-designating the FARC as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. The bill is co-sponsored by Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

08.03.2022
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Gov. Abbott Announces Emergency SNAP Benefits Extension for August 2022

"It's imperative that every family across our state has access to nutritious food," said Governor Greg Abbott. "Through the extension of emergency SNAP benefits and the work of HHSC, we are ensuring Texans have the resources they need to stay healthy," Abbott announced, after the Texas Health & Human Services Commission received U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approval to extend the maximum.

08.03.2022
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Texas Oil & Natural Gas Producers Break Records Again for Taxes Paid in July

“Texas' all-time monthly records for oil and natural gas production tax collections were shattered again in July, reminding Texans of the vast benefits our state enjoys as the top producing state in the nation. These benefits extend beyond Texas’ borders, as our nation enjoys the advantages of homegrown, clean, American energy that's meeting our energy needs,” said the Texas Oil & Gas Association's Todd Staples.

08.03.2022
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HANSON: Why Americans Have Lost Trust in the Nation's Experts

All the depressing examples have one common denominator: Elite (government) experts and degreed professionals massaged and warped their knowledge to serve some political and/or ideological master, rather than tell the truth. In the process, they caused untold damage to their country and fellow citizens. Is it any wonder the public's lost confidence in their degreed and supposedly credentialed elites?

08.03.2022
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Gov. Abbott Invites New York City & DC Mayors to Visit Texas Border

After advising New York City's Mayor last month to direct his complaints over Texas' efforts to secure its Southern Border to President Biden for refusing to secure the Southern Border, and after additional complaints from Washington, D.C.'s Mayor Muriel Bowser, Gov. Greg Abbott this week sent a letter to both mayors inviting them to visit Texas’ Southern Border to see the humanitarian crisis firsthand.

08.02.2022
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Cruz Introduces Resolution Detailing Truth About Del Rio Horse ‘Whipping’ Incident of Illegal Border Crossers

"The Biden Administration was not only complicit in the fake news narrative about our Mounted Agents in Del Rio last year, they actively fanned the flames," said Sen. Ted Cruz, introducing a "Sense of the Senate Resolution" detailing how the White House’s failed border policies have created the growing Illegal Immigration & Drug Crisis, including when Mounted Border Patrol Officers were falsely accused of “whipping” illegal immigrants.

08.02.2022
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Opi­oid Mak­er Teva Agrees to $4.25 Bil­lion Set­tle­ment: Pre­lim­i­nary Agree­ment Pro­vides Cash & Nalox­one to Address Crisis

“Pharmaceutical companies like Teva must be held accountable for their role in this devastating epidemic. We expect this settlement to make a crucial difference in preventing fatal overdoses and treating opioid addiction disorder. This settlement is a major win, and a step closer to helping people overcome opioid addiction,” said Attorney General Ken Paxton.

08.02.2022
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08.12.2022

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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08.12.2022
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08.11.2022
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