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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. 10 No. 24 Texans once again have the opportunity to save money when shopping for school supplies during the annual Back-to-School sales tax holiday, which will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 7-9. Texas shoppers will save an estimated $87 million in state and local sales…
Insider's Report Vol. 10 No. 23 Texans have made clear that the security of the Texas-Mexico border is our greatest priority. I was proud to stand beside Governor Greg Abbott earlier this week as he signed House Bill 11 into law, signaling not only that Texas is stepping up to…
Insider's Report Vol. 10 No. 23 Texans have made clear that the security of the Texas-Mexico border is our greatest priority. I was proud to stand beside Governor Greg Abbott earlier this week as he signed House Bill 11 into law, signaling not only that Texas is stepping up to…
Insider's Report Vol. 10 No. 22 The 84th regular session came to a close on June 1 and the Texas Legislature delivered one victory after another by cutting taxes, making the border region safer, improving education, funding transportation, protecting life, and defending Second Amendment rights. Over the coming weeks, I…
Insider's Report Vol. 10 No. 21 Texans will once again have the opportunity to save energy, water, and money over the Memorial Day weekend. As a result of a bill I helped pass in 2007, certain Energy Star approved items will be exempt from sales tax Saturday, May 23, through…
Insider's Report Vol. 10 No. 20 Nominations for the 2015-2016 Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP) have opened for next year’s class (fall 2015/spring 2016 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…
Insider's Report Vol. 10 No. 19 Today I unveiled a sweeping tax relief plan that will provide nearly $5 billion in permanent tax relief for every individual and business in Texas. It is the biggest, broadest and boldest tax relief plan of the legislative session. It provides lasting tax relief…
Insider's Report Vol. 10 No. 18 Last week, I teamed up with State Rep. Dan Flynn and the Texas Hospitality Association (THA) to fight underage drinking and to promote alcohol responsibility through a statewide poster contest. This contest will award four 2015 graduating high school seniors $10,000 in educational scholarships.…