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  • Stop the imminent collapse of TRS-Care!

    Stop the imminent collapse of TRS-Care!

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  • This year, TRS-Care was on a direct path to imminent collapse with a nearly $1 billion shortfall. In response, the Texas Legislature passed HB 3976 during the regular session that increased state and school district contributions to the plan, but also resulted in significant premium and deductible increases for teacher Read More
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This year, TRS-Care was on a direct path to imminent collapse with a nearly $1 billion shortfall. In response, the Texas Legislature passed HB 3976 during the regular session that increased state and school district contributions to the plan, but also resulted in significant premium and deductible increases for teacher…
Nominations for the 2017-2018 Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP) have opened for next year’s class (fall 2017/spring 2018 academic year). This scholarship supports students who choose to become members of the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, the Texas State Guard, the United States Coast Guard,…
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

We must empower Texas tax payers!

This weekend, I passed the Property Tax Payer Empowerment Act in the Texas House to provide the strongest and most far-reaching reforms to the property tax system in decades. SB 669 will provide more and better information, in a simpler way, to taxpayers, while also giving us greater protection when…
Last session, I successfully led the effort to cut the franchise tax by 25%. I also laid the groundwork in the Texas House to phase out Texas' burdensome tax on businesses. Despite the Texas Senate's reluctance to embrace this proposal in 2015, I am once again forging ahead this session…
Insider's Report Vol. 11 No. 4 Today I filed the Property Taxpayer Empowerment Act (House Bill 15) to help Texans hold local governments accountable for setting property tax rates. Government only works when citizens can hold their leaders accountable, and accountability begins with transparency. Our property tax system is needlessly…