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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. 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.…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 41 With a national economy that is still in recovery, hard-working Texans must continue to find ways to stretch every dollar and "Back to School" expenses are no exception. As a result of legislation I supported in 1999, the annual sales tax holiday will take…
Insider's Report, Vol. 7, No. 40 For six straight years, national CEOs have rated Texas as the number one state in which to do business. And since 2008, Texas has been the number one job creator in the United States. I believe Texans, especially those of us in Brazoria County,…
Insider's Report, Vol. 7, No. 39 In the federal government's continued campaign to impose its control over Texas, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this past week announced it was federalizing the air permitting process for the Flint Hills Resources East Refinery in Corpus Christi. In taking this unprecedented step, the…
Insider's Report, Vol. 7, No. 38 Texans will once again have the opportunity to save energy and money over the Memorial Day weekend. As a result of a bill that I helped pass in 2007, certain Energy Star approved items will be exempt from sales tax beginning at 12:01 AM…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 37 In the wake of the recently-enacted federal healthcare legislation, the Texas Department of Insurance has witnessed related fraudulent activity and insurance scams, particularly targeting the elderly. Fake insurance agents and sales representatives who claim to be with the federal government are going door-to-door trying…