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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.
Early voting for the 2014 General Election began on Monday, October 20, and continues through October 31. Election Day is Tuesday, November 4. The candidates and propositions on the ballot will have a long-term, direct impact on families, communities, schools, and this great state and nation, so make sure your…
Insider's Report Vol. 10 No. 7 I hope you can join me at the Brazoria County joint chamber luncheon next week where I will be speaking on the border crisis. As chairman of the Select House Committee on the Fiscal Impact of State Border Operations, I'll be providing an in-depth…
Insider's Report Vol. 10 No. 6 The State of Texas is once again providing an opportunity for hard-working Texans to stretch every dollar and save money when shopping for back-to-school supplies. As a result of legislation I supported in 1999, the annual sales tax holiday will take place this weekend,…
Insider's Report Vol. 10 No. 5 Yesterday, I was honored to stand alongside Texas Governor Rick Perry as he directed Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to immediately deploy 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the border. This latest effort will support the Texas Department of Public Safety's ongoing law enforcement…
Insider's Report Vol. 10 No. 4 Texas is facing a serious crisis. A crisis that threatens the safety of our citizens and lends to the exploitation of thousands of innocent children. A crisis that is not simply a headline in the newspaper about some distant land. It is a crisis…
Insider's Report Vol. 10 No. 3 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 24, through…
Insider's Report Vol. 10 No. 2 Nominations for the 2014-2015 Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP) have opened for next year’s class (fall 2014/spring 2015 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. 1 Last week, I was proud to stand before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s commissioners and represent the voices of those who rely upon the Brazos River for water. In my testimony, I requested the creation of a Watermaster to cover the entire Brazos…