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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.
Friday, March 25, 2011

House passes Voter ID bill

Insider's Report Vol. 8, No. 7 Yesterday, I helped lead the effort to pass the Voter ID Act in the House of Representatives with an overwhelming vote of 101-48. Senate Bill 14, which I co-sponsored, restores the basic principle of "one person, one vote" within our electoral system by requiring…
Thursday, March 17, 2011

College funding restored

Insider's Report Vol. 8, No. 6 The Facts has done an outstanding job in their coverage of an issue of great importance to our local community, the state funding of Brazosport College. It is with their special permission and cooperation that I would like to share with you the following…
Insider's Report Vol. 8, No. 5 The education of our children remains the greatest priority of the Texas Legislature this session. The State of Texas dedicates over sixty percent of its general revenue funds to public education. Public education spending has nearly doubled over the past decade -- above and…
Insider's Report Vol. 8, No. 4 As my efforts continued this past week to minimize the impact of Texas' revenue shortfall on the citizens of my district, there was also significant movement of important legislation strongly supported by many Texans. ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION LEGISLATIONI was deeply honored to be joined by…
Insider's Report Vol. 8, No. 3 Brazoria County law enforcement, local leaders, and parents have expressed to me their strong concerns regarding the growing use and abuse of synthetic marijuana and salvia divinorum, especially among our youth and young adult population. I take the public safety and welfare of these…
Insider's Report Vol. 8, No. 2 My highest priority this session is to completely reverse the Legislative Budget Board's unacceptable staff-level recommendation to take away all state funding from Brazosport College and three other community colleges, which was included in the base budget released to the Legislature yesterday. I now…
Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bonnen files illegal immigration bill

Insider's Report Vol. 8, No. 1 Over the past several sessions, I have consistently been a leader in addressing the problem of illegal immigration. In recognition of my work, the Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas bestowed upon me the "Strongest Texas Defender" award in 2009, noting that I am one…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 42 Texans will soon have the opportunity make their voices heard in the upcoming general election. Now more than ever, it is important for each and every one of us to exercise our right to vote by casting a ballot on Election Day, November 2.…