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The Insider's Report

The Insider's Report

Stay informed on the issues that affect you. The Insider's Report brings you the latest happenings from the Texas Legislature and Texas House District 25.
Thursday, March 12, 2009

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Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 9 Files legislation to protect businesses from delayed highway projects It has been an exciting and busy week at the Capitol! I had the great privilege of welcoming the Brazoria County Day delegation to the House of Representatives on Tuesday. I applaud the delegation for…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 8 On Thursday, I filed House Bill 2534 to provide much-needed margins tax relief to small business owners by raising the small business tax exemption. My legislation would exempt small businesses with total revenue of $5 million or less from paying the state margins tax.…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 7 This week, I co-authored HCR 50 to send a strong statement to Congress that reaffirms state sovereignty over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution. Many of you have voiced your support for this legislation and…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 6 Wednesday evening, I appeared on KHOU to discuss the pressing need to support our local firefighter and EMS volunteer teams. I am deeply concerned by the decrease in volunteers for these vital services across the state and have authored legislation that would provide a…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 6 Appointed to Elections Committee I am honored to be appointed by the Speaker of the House as the chairman of the House Committee on Land & Resource Management, as well as a member of the Elections Committee, during the 81st Legislative Session. These committee…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 5 Throughout the course of our state and our country's history, legal immigrants have forged the foundation of our society. I have a very personal connection to this ideal since my grandfather came to this country legally when he was just seventeen and dedicated himself…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 4 On Friday, our local newspaper, The Facts, ran an eye-opening story on the alarming decrease in the number of volunteer firefighters in Brazoria County. One can only assume that this is a trend being seen across the State of Texas. The article made me…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 3 On Tuesday, I filed House Bill 675 to remove onerous and expensive licensing requirements for retired optometrists who wish to provide charity care. I am proud to author this legislation at the request of Dr. Tom Pruett of Lake Jackson who brought this issue…
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