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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. 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…
Insider's Report Vol. 9 No. 16 After years of battling the federal government and those who desire to weaken the integrity of our electoral process, Texas is finally able to implement the Voter Identification requirement at our polls during the November election. Early voting is October 21 - November 1…
Insider's Report Vol. 9 No. 15 Yesterday's decision by the United States Supreme Court (Shelby County v. Holder) is a great victory for the State of Texas in ensuring the integrity of our elections. The opinion ruled that Section 4 of the federal Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional, and that…
Insiders Report Vol. 9 No. 14 One of my greatest accomplishments and proudest moments in the Texas Legislature was the creation of a four-year baccalaureate degree program at Brazosport College and two other community colleges in Texas. Since its inception a decade ago, I have had several subsequent legislative victories…
Vol. 9 No. 13 It is an honor to serve as your State Representative and my primary concern when in Austin for the legislative session is working on bills that will have a direct and meaningful benefit to my home district. This session was no different. I am fortunate to…
Vol. 9 No. 12 I am pleased to announce to students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and business leaders, that House Bill 5 -- the testing and curriculum reform bill -- and several other pieces of critical education legislation were signed into law by the Governor yesterday [June 10, 2013]. With…
BONNEN PASSES TWIA BILL TO ELIMINATE BURDENSOME HOME MODIFICATIONSVol. 9, No. 11 Last fall, coastal property owners who are insured by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association under the waiver program received a notice detailing the structural modifications that must be done to their homes within one year in order to…
Vol. 9 No. 9 The 83rd regular session came to a close on Memorial Day with major victories for all Texans. Over the coming weeks, I will be sending you a series of post-session Insider's Reports summarizing the successes and challenges of the session starting with an overview of our…