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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. 8, No. 14 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 year…
Insider's Report Vol. 8, No. 14 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 year…
Insider's Report Vol. 8, No. 13 As the Texas Legislature wraps up a session of significant budget challenges and immense fiscal pressures, I had the great honor of being recognized as a "Taxpayer Champion" by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans. In November 2010, Texas voters sent a strong message of…
Insider's Report Vol. 8, No. 12 On Tuesday, with only ten minutes remaining in the Texas House for consideration of non-local Senate Bills, Speaker Straus recognized me for a rare and important motion: "I make the motion to move to suspend all necessary rules to take up and consider Senate…
Insider's Report Vol. 8, No. 11 Excerpt of Rep. Dennis Bonnen's closing remarks to the Texas House of Representatives on May 10, 2011 in support of House Bill 12: "I don't respect having my positions, my motivations, and my views characterized for me. I will be voting for this bill…
Insider's Report Vol. 8, No. 10 On Friday, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus announced my appointment to the Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance, Excellence, and Transparency. It will be the committee's responsibility to ensure governing boards are following best practices in policy implementation; look for major policy decisions…
Insider's Report Vol. 8, No. 9 Houston Chronicle, April 20, 2011: "I'm tired of race-baiting. We brought a legitimate issue to make sure that our judicial system is efficient and fair to every individual who would enter the (judicial) process. Creating a specific "English" standard will give judges more control…
Insider's Report Vol. 8, No. 8 Quorum Report, April 6, 2011: Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) made his point by both criticizing the state for “testing students and teachers to death” and then suggesting, if lawmakers thought the testing system was so critical to education, that a portion of funding be…