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  • We must empower Texas tax payers!

    We must empower Texas tax payers!

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  • This weekend, I passed the Property Tax Payer Empowerment Act in the Texas House to provide the strongest and most far-reaching reforms to the property tax system in decades. SB 669 will provide more and better information, in a simpler way, to taxpayers, while also giving us greater protection when Read More
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

We must empower Texas tax payers!

This weekend, I passed the Property Tax Payer Empowerment Act in the Texas House to provide the strongest and most far-reaching reforms to the property tax system in decades. SB 669 will provide more and better information, in a simpler way, to taxpayers, while also giving us greater protection when…
Last session, I successfully led the effort to cut the franchise tax by 25%. I also laid the groundwork in the Texas House to phase out Texas' burdensome tax on businesses. Despite the Texas Senate's reluctance to embrace this proposal in 2015, I am once again forging ahead this session…
Insider's Report Vol. 11 No. 4 Today I filed the Property Taxpayer Empowerment Act (House Bill 15) to help Texans hold local governments accountable for setting property tax rates. Government only works when citizens can hold their leaders accountable, and accountability begins with transparency. Our property tax system is needlessly…
Insider's Report Vol. 11 No. 4 One of my greatest priorities entering each legislative session is to ensure that our education system effectively equips our children for the future. I have stated repeatedly that our children are being over-tested and our teachers are being hindered from focusing on dynamic and…
Thursday, March 02, 2017

It's Time to Ban Sanctuary Cities

Insider's Report Vol. 11 No. 3 Several governmental entities in Texas have adopted policies that purposefully hinder or prohibit local law enforcement cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs and prohibit officers detaining a criminal suspect from inquiring about a person’s immigration status. Policies such as these that ignore current immigration…