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Governor Abbott Announces $123.6 Billion Economic Impact Of Military Bases In Texas

The Texas State Comptroller estimates these military installations contributed at least $123.6 billion to the Texas economy in 2019 and supported more than 630,000 jobs in communities across the state.

06.22.2020
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Tan Parker: June 2020 Updates

These are only a few highlights from the past two weeks to keep you informed. Please know that my door is always open, and I welcome your feedback on any issues that are important to you.

06.22.2020
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Cong. McCaul: The JUSTICE Act Represents the Most Significant Police Reform in 25 Years

"The overwhelming majority of officers do an incredible job, and for that we owe those officers our utmost respect and gratitude," said Cong. Michael McCaul, a co-sponsor of the House companion bill to Republican Senator Tim Scott’s JUSTICE Act, which if passed would be the most significant police reform in 25 years.

06.22.2020
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Alcohol Permits for 12 Bars Suspended After Three Nights of Operation Safe Open

Operation Safe Open is an effort by TABC agents to inspect businesses across Texas to ensure they’re following protocols to slow the spread of COVID-19.

06.22.2020
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Does Liberty Matter?

Local governments have cracked the riddle in the Governor’s executive orders that will allow them to punish a business that refuses to enforce the loss of liberty the Governor says he supports.

06.22.2020
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TWC Funds to Provide Statewide Skills Enhancement for Unemployment Benefit Recipients

This new program includes all individuals receiving Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits during COVID-19 and will provide access to virtual skills enhancement opportunities.

06.22.2020
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Sens. Cruz, Scott, Rubio Introduce Bill to Expand PPP Eligibility to Chambers of Commerce, Destination Marketing Organizations

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced a bill to expand the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to local chambers of commerce. . . "

06.19.2020
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Governor Abbott, Doctor John Zerwas Provide Update On Texas’ Hospital Capacity

Governor Greg Abbott and Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs of the University of Texas (UT) System John Zerwas, MD, today provided an update on Texas' hospital capacity.

06.19.2020
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Texas Unemployment Rate 13.0 Percent

This is the first decrease in the state unemployment rate since March 2020 when the Texas economy was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Texas is below the national rate of 13.3 percent.

06.19.2020
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Bars, Restaurants Warned to Follow Governor’s Order or Face License Suspension

Texas The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is warning all bar and restaurant operators that they must follow the state’s protocols to help ensure health and safety as Texas reopens or face license suspensions.

06.19.2020
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Congressman Brady Sponsors the JUSTICE Act

Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) becomes an original co-sponsor of the JUSTICE Act, legislation that offers real solutions to increase transparency, accountability, and performance in our nation’s law enforcement.

06.19.2020
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Texas Alliance of Energy Producers Taps Cye Wagner as 1st Woman Board Chair, Jason Modglin as new President

Boosting its legislative advocacy powers, the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers has named Jason Modglin as its new President, after earlier electing Cye Wagner as its new Board of Directors Chair. An operator and petroleum engineer, Wagner becomes the first woman to lead the association in its 90-year history.

06.19.2020
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COOPER: Mob Justice Instead of Rule of Law Means Minorities Lose

Standing in front of a burning building, an MSNBC host declared on national television that the unrest in Minneapolis was "not, generally speaking, unruly." History reveals that crowd intervention in criminal cases is replete with destruction for blacks. Let's begin with the late-19th century.

06.18.2020
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Sen. Cruz to FAA Administrator: You Work for the American People, Not Boeing, Not the Airlines

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Aviation and Space Subcommittee, participated in a Senate Commerce Committee hearing with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Stephen Dickson regarding the 737 MAX crashes that took the lives of 346 innocent people.

06.18.2020
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Work Search Requirement to be Reinstated for Unemployment Insurance on July 6

TWC announced that the work search requirements for Unemployment Insurance (UI) in Texas, which had been suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis, will be reinstated for all Texans receiving unemployment insurance benefits on July 6.

06.18.2020
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Blue Ribbon Taskforce Unveils Plan to Curtail Flaring

Texas RRC heard from the state's oil and gas trade associations, environmental advocacy groups, and several oil and gas producers about the issue of flaring and how Texas can implement meaningful reforms to reduce flaring.

06.18.2020
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Brady: Mnuchin is Right, Now Is Not the Time for Countries to Impose New Digital Taxes

Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) agrees with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sending a letter to four European finance ministers warning them not to press forward with plans for new digital taxes

06.18.2020
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US Representatives Arrington and Cuellar File HR 7151 to Designate Future Extension of I-27 adding $55.6B to the Texas GDP

Representatives Jodey Arrington and Henry Cuellar filed HR 7151 to designate the future extension of Interstate-27. ​​​​​​​

06.18.2020
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07.10.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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07.09.2020
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07.08.2020
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