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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.
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 14 Honors football legend and Angleton native Emmitt Thomas On Wednesday, April 15, concerned citizens around the state and nation held a series of "tea party" meetings to protest rampant government spending and the rapid expansion of federal programs. I, too, am frustrated by the…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 13 Authored-bills pass the House At the start of session, the Speaker of the House honored me with an appointment to the House Elections Committee, which is considering one of the most contentious issues before the Legislature this session. The Senate recently passed a Voter…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 12 Advances bill to increase hurricane preparedness A large number of constituents have contacted my office this session advocating for stronger gun rights, especially because of the anti-gun messages we are receiving from our federal government. I am continuing my efforts to protect our 2nd…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 11 Advances legislation to allow Brazoria County to form new regional planning commission As your voice in Austin, it is clearly my goal to pass legislation that will benefit the residents of Brazoria County. But it is also my goal to fight against any legislation…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 10 Holds hearing on municipal annexation, zoning, and coastal protection bills It is hard for me to believe that almost half of the 81st legislative session has passed. As many of you know, this is the part of the legislative session where the committees here…
Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bonnen Authors Voter ID Bill

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…
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