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Faircloth School Finance Bills Last week, I filed House Bills 351 and 352, to address school finance in Texas going forward. On July 20th, Governor Abbott added that legislation establishing a statewide commission to study and recommend improvements to the current public school finance system; and other legislation relating to…
Governor's Special Session Priorities The first item on the list for consideration during The 85th Legislature First Called Session, otherwise known as Special Session, is the Sunset bill for the following state agencies: Texas Medical Board, Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, Texas State Board of…
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE The 85th Texas Legislative Session began the second Tuesday in January and will adjourn today sine die. While there were many challenges this session there were also many great victories, some of which I mentioned in my newsletters. During this legislative session it was my goal to keep…
House Passes Anti-Cyberbullying Law Last Friday, the House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 179, also known as David's Law. The bill is named after David Molak, a San Antonio teenager who took his life in 2016 after being cyberbullied by classmates. I signed on as a joint author of this…
Preparing for Hurricane Season In advance of the 2017 hurricane season, I join the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Governor Greg Abbott in urging Texans to begin making plans to protect themselves and their families. Hurricane season begins June 1 and continues through Nov. 30, and Governor Abbott…
Eliminating the Franchise Tax Last week, the Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 28 which will put the franchise tax on a steady track toward a complete repeal by using surplus money. In December of each odd-numbered year the Comptroller of Public Accounts will determine the ending balance of…
Visit from George "Iceman" Gervin We were joined by George "Iceman" Gervin on Wednesday, April 26th. Brother of Representative Barbara Gervin-Hawkins, Iceman remains the Spurs all-time leader in points per game. He joins Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain as one of the only three players in NBA history to win…
San Jacinto Day Today, April 21, 2017, marks the 181st anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. As you might know, the Battle of San Jacinto is where the Republic of Texas defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna's army and gained our independence. Aside from the Battle of the…
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