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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. 7, No. 25 Part two of two Earlier this week I sent you the first part of a compilation of local bills that I passed during the 81st session. This newsletter includes the remaining pieces of successful legislation that I developed from ideas brought to me by…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 24 Part one of two Every session my most important pieces of legislation are developed from ideas brought to me by the citizens of Brazoria County. I am honored and fortunate to represent such a vocal and active constituency. My passage of the following bills…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 23 One of the greatest issues faced by my constituents is the affordability of windstorm insurance protection. At the beginning of the session, HB 911 and SB 14 proposed several punitive measures that would have penalized coastal residents, forcing them to bear the cost of…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 22 Monday marked the official end of the 81st Legislative Session. Despite new leadership and a 76-74 split in the House of Representatives, I worked hard to overcome the related challenges and passed many bills that reflect the interests of Brazoria County and the entire…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 21 Voter ID opponents running out the clock Democrats have spent the last five days bringing all business on the House floor to a standstill, hoping today’s midnight deadline will pass without debate on a number of bills. By spending hours upon hours debating local…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 20 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 on Saturday, May 23 and ending at 11:59 PM on Monday, May 25. There is no limit…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 20 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 on Saturday, May 23 and ending at 11:59 PM on Monday, May 25. There is no limit…
Insider's Report Vol. 7, No. 19 Legislature approaches end-of-session deadlines The end of this week marks a major procedural deadline in the House of Representatives. Thursday, May 14, was the last day to consider any House bills, except those of local substance, on second reading and today is the last…
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