In the recent legislative session, state lawmakers approved two new bills that will lower school property taxes and limit the rise of other property taxes in Texas, at least until the next legislative session.
In an effort to cut down on the traffic congestion that’s caused when rideshares mix with private vehicles on busy downtown evenings, Houston is testing rideshare parking zones.
Charles’ commitment to the rule of law and distinguished career as a top-notch litigator make him exceptionally qualified for the federal bench in Houston. I look forward to working with Sen. Cruz and the rest of my...
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Earlier this month, Associated Builders and Contractors praised Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for signing the Neutrality in State Government Contracting bill (HB 985
With an initial investment of $2.5 million, former Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on Wednesday morning told Quorum Report he is launching a new PAC called Texas Forever Forward with a goal of promoting “a thoughtful,...
I praised the work from Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) to include $30 million of federal funding to reimburse communities strained by the humanitarian crisis on our Southern border.
We are very pleased with the gains made. This was another successful session for mothers, unborn children, and vulnerable patients.
During this graduation season, I have found myself reflecting on the moment 19 years ago when I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in computer science. I was preparing to serve my country as an undercover...
The bill, which goes into effect Sept. 1, prevents cities and neighborhood associations from prohibiting or regulating children who sell nonalcoholic drinks on private property.
Our South and West Texas communities are bearing the brunt of the immigration crisis. When crisscrossing the 23rd District of Texas, I consistently hear that folks I represent are concerned about the influx of migrants and...
Seeking to make college more affordable, the University of Texas will use some of its oil money to dramatically expand the financial aid it offers to low- and middle-income undergraduates on its flagship Austin campus.
Beach-goers celebrating Independence Day are urged to take caution on the Gulf Coast after rip currents were blamed for a string of drownings and swimmers-gone-missing at the start of the summer.
Roe v. Wade has been on a collision with science from the beginning. Medical advances that have improved sonograms and pushed the viability date to around 22 weeks have only accelerated that collision. To be sure, however,...
This week, the Senate is considering the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020.
U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and I released the following statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Jason Pulliam to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in San...
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, signed legislation Friday shielding patients from getting a huge bill when their insurance company and medical provider can’t agree on payment.
Despite claims to manipulated statistics, the homeless problems in Texas are accelerating. You don't have to believe what you hear; you can look with your own eyes with tents popping up regularly and the number of homeless...
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After weeks of speculation about how he would be able to do it unilaterally, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he has signed an executive order to extend the life of the state agency that oversees the plumbing industry. 
A massive overhaul of how Texas funds public education was signed into law Tuesday as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott trumpeted the $11 billion program that will mean an increase pay for teachers and lower property taxes.
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