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As Inflation Worries Surge, 60% of Independent Voters Now Rate Biden as 'Poor' on the U.S. Economy

A whopping 83% of "Likely U.S. Voters" now say they are concerned about inflation – and just 31% of white and minorities other than blacks rate President Biden as either "excellent" or "good" for his handling of the U.S. economy. Most believe Democrats are lying when they say they’ll only raise taxes on the rich according to a new Rasmussen & National Pulse Poll.

10.19.2021
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Phil King for State Senate Gains Backing of Sen. Ted Cruz

"With his background in Law Enforcement, he’s fought for tough Border Security – and he’s passed legislation to stop the radical left from boycotting Texas’ energy industry. He’ll be a strong conservative voice in the State Senate, and he has my full support,” said U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, announcing his endorsement of State Rep. Phil King's campaign for state senate earlier today.

10.19.2021
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Redistricting Maps Finalized; Ashby To Run For Re-Election

The Texas Legislature has given final approval of redistricting plans for the Texas Congressional Delegation, State Senate, Texas House, and State Board of Education.

10.19.2021
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AG Pax­ton Announces For­ma­tion of 2021 Texas Elec­tion Integri­ty Unit

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the formation of his 2021 Texas Election Integrity Unit, which is a concentrated effort to devote agency lawyers, investigators, support staff, and resources to ensuring this local election season is run transparently and securely.

10.19.2021
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20 Republican Attorney Generals to Fight Biden Admin's Effort Requiring Banks to Give IRS American's Financial Info

The Biden Administration's proposal to require financial institutions to give the IRS detailed information on any bank account with a balance of $600 or more – in order to help pay for Democrats' struggling $3.5 trillion spending bill – hit a snag Friday as Attorneys General in 20 states co-signed a letter to Treasury Sect. Janet Yellen arguing the proposal "stands in direct opposition to privacy that Americans are entitled to and deserve."

10.18.2021
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Gov. Abbott Announces D6 Headquarters Relocation to Sulphur Springs

"I'd like to thank Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Dade Phelan for supporting D6 Inc.’s vision to bring a world-class recycling operation to the great state of Texas," said CEO Edward Dominion, as Gov. Abbott today announced the company will relocate their headquarters from Portland, Oregon, to Sulphur Springs, Texas, and expand their manufacturing presence in the state.

10.18.2021
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Pax­ton Vis­its the Bor­der, Wit­ness­es Dev­as­ta­tion from Biden’s Failed Immi­gra­tion Policies

Attorney General Ken Paxton traveled to Del Rio and Brackettville this week to see firsthand the devastating effects of the Biden Administration’s failed immigration policies.

10.18.2021
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Cong. Roger Williams: Democrats Fueling Skyrocketing Inflation

According to the Labor Department, inflation continued to skyrocket in September, as the consumer index price index (CPI) accelerated at the fastest pace in 13 years.

10.18.2021
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Landgraf: West Texas Wins in Redistricting Process 

The Texas Senate on Friday passed House Bill 1, legislation containing the proposed political boundaries for the state’s 150 house districts. The bill now heads to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.

10.18.2021
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RASMUSSEN SAYS: Just 30% of 'Likely Voters' Think Country's Headed in 'Right Direction' Under Biden

American’s "Hope for the Future" is fading rapidly under the first 8 months of the Biden presidency, with only a 1/3rd of "Likely U.S. Voters" now believing the country’s best days are ahead – and just 30% think the country is heading in the "Right Direction." That’s a steep decline from last November, when 47% said they believed the nation’s best days were still ahead.

10.15.2021
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Governor Abbott Announces Over $36.4 Million In Funding For Operation Lone Star Initiatives In Texas

These grant funds will assist local law enforcement, prosecutors, jail administrators, medical examiners, and court administration officials in the execution of coordinated border security operations.

10.15.2021
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 Brady, Ellzey Oppose Taxpayer-Subsidized Federal Funds for Controversial Texas Central High-Speed Rail Project

Congressman Kevin Bradyand Congressman Jake Ellzey sent a letter to Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Department of Transportation and Dr. Morteza Farajian, Build America Bureau with concern about TCRR intention to access $12 billion for HSR project from Dallas to Houston.

10.15.2021
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Pax­ton Vic­to­ri­ous Against San Anto­nio ISD Unlaw­ful Vac­cine Mandate

All employees of San Antonio ISD should know that they are not required to be vaccinated at this time and cannot be terminated for not being vaccinated.

10.15.2021
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TWC Strengthens Child Care Industry in Texas Through Free Business Coaching

The program will help providers, strengthen their business practices to foster future success. Lack of access to affordable, quality child care is frequently cited as a key roadblock to employment for many Texans.

10.15.2021
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ABBOTT: Texas Rent Relief Program Leads Nation, is 1st to Provide $1 Billion In Assistance

Texas is the first state to distribute $1 billion in rent relief funds and has more than $900 million remaining. Since the program launched in mid-February, Texas has served more households and provided more relief funds than any other state, while reaching 95% of its counties.

10.14.2021
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Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill to Disrupt Illicit Metals Mining and Trafficking

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) last week introduced legislation to disrupt illicit gold mining and trafficking of other precious metals that are commonly used to fund terrorist groups and rogue regimes.

10.14.2021
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RRC Commissioners Appoint Members to Texas Energy Reliability Council

 Railroad Commission of Texas commissioners on Tuesday appointed five members to represent different segments of the state’s natural gas industry to the Texas Energy Reliability Council (TERC).

10.14.2021
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Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Vaccine Mandates, Adds Issue to Current Special Session Agenda

"The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced," said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott earlier today, issuing an Executive Order stating "that no entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination by any individual..."

10.12.2021
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Comptroller Hegar Visits Dow Facility during 'Good for Texas Tour,' Supply Chains Edition

"Industry leaders like Dow are examining ways to use advanced data analytics and other technology to improve agility and efficiency,” said Comptroller Glenn Hegar, touring one of the state’s leading chemical manufacturers as part of the southeast Texas stop of his "Good for Texas Tour: Supply Chains Edition".

10.12.2021
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Pax­ton Joins Coali­tion to Stop Face­book from Exploit­ing Children

Aside from exposing children to obvious risks of exploitation, this form of social media has been shown to cause serious mental health problems in children. 

10.12.2021
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10.20.2021

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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10.18.2021
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10.18.2021
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