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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.
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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
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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. 
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One of the few licensed trades in Texas will no longer be regulated after lawmakers in Austin failed to extend the life of the state agency that oversees plumbers.
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The following three bills have been deemed important by the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Texas (NAMI Texas). Please urge your legislators to support these critical mental health bills:
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Months ago when the Big Three first unveiled this session’s signature property tax “relief” bill, and remember it was introduced as the “Property Tax Reform and Relief Act of 2019,” they were flanked at a news conference by...
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There’s new life to an effort to ban local governments in Texas from requiring that private employers provide paid sick leave.
AUSTIN — Today marks the launch of Texans for Economic Growth, a coalition of Texas business leaders and associations dedicated to recognizing a
Mark Twain famously quipped, “No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session."1
The Texas legislature began its 86th Legislative session this week by swearing in 19 Republican and 12 Democrat Senators, and 83 Republican and 67 Democrat Representatives.
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,...
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,...
In a move that surprised veterans of the legislative process in Austin, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this week said he would act unilaterally to extend the life of the state agency that oversees plumbers.
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Cities and Counties in Texas will still be able to tell private employers that they must provide paid sick leave, something Republicans in the Legislature failed to rein in this year. The Texas House on Sunday effectively...
Business groups and others opposed to ending the so-called Texas Dream Act, a state law that provides a tuition break for certain undocumented students, appear to have been successful during this session of the Texas...
The pro-life movement has long opposed criminalizing women as it seeks to ban abortion because it protects the abortionist, while endangering the life of the mother. Our movement recognized early on you save the baby by...
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Texas Republicans are once again taking aim at government-mandated collective bargaining agreements on taxpayer-funded construction projects around the state. A legislative hearing on the issue on Wednesday, though,...
In the opening days of the 2019 legislative session, the state's three most powerful men sat shoulder to to shoulder, promoting unity and promising this year they’d win where others have failed for decades.
Under its new Speaker Dennis Bonnen, the Texas House of Representatives is looking to increase the state’s public education funding by $10.1 billion, according to the legislative budget estimates it released t
 The Texas Legislature faces several big issues when it begins on Tuesday, including school finance and property taxes. 

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