“To be prudent with taxpayer dollars, we cannot promise more than can be paid out.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “My goal was to ensure that the Dallas Police…

After liberal media outlets were forced to retract a false story suggesting he received special treatment on his own property tax bill, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is fighting back. By Brandon…

Office of Inspector General would be tasked with rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  Senator Bettencourt (R-Houston) filed Senate Bill 933 to create an…

By Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Aside from a parent, nothing has more impact on the success of a student than a teacher Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Making our…

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s property tax bill inaccurately depicted Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made this statement today:  “On Friday the Houston Chronicle pulled down…

Representative Jeff Leach Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – As we wrap-up week six of the 86th Legislature, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with a few…

After Hurricane Harvey, Texas senator eyes using state's savings for flood control

Record rainfall in Llano and Burnet counties in the Texas Hill Country caused major flooding in Marble Falls in October 2018. Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune Before the next…

Texas A&M System Chancellor Visits The A&M Faculty Senate

Speakers at January’s meeting of the Texas A&M University faculty senate included A&M system chancellor John Sharp. Sharp’s remarks began with a preview of the legislative session that recently started.…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Lt. Governor Dan Patrick issued the following statement today upon announcing Senate Committee assignments for the 2019 Legislative Session: “The appointments I am making…

PART II in a II-Part Series: ASSET Coalition will fight cities efforts to interfere with private employment By Annie Spilman Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Texas cities in have been increasingly pressured…

PART I in a II-Part Series: Texas Small Business Top 10 Biggest Problems & Priorities By Annie Spilman Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — As the 86th Legislative Session begins Tuesday,…

To All to Whom These Presents Shall Come:  Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – WHEREAS, the December 21, 2018 declination of office by the Honorable Carol Alvarado has caused a…

Governor Greg Abbott Signals Strong Support  Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today, Representative Jeff Leach filed House Joint Resolution 38, a measure that would amend the Texas Constitution to…

Legislation will protect religious speech and limit overzealous HOA’s ability to remove religious displays  Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Senator Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) has filed Senate Bill 227, the…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today released the Tax Exemptions and Tax Incidence report, as required by state law. The report estimates the value of each exemption, exclusion,…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – After announcing the support of 109 members of the Texas House in his bid for the speakership, presumptive Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R–Angleton) and Lt. Gov. Dan…

“I am announcing today that I am a filed candidate for Speaker of the Texas House.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “After thoughtful consideration with my family, I have decided…

Three candidates vie for slot on Texas' oil and gas regulatory agency

A historic oil and gas boom is underway in West Texas. Jerod Foster for The Texas Tribune Texas has been a key oil-and-gas-producing state for more than a century. It’s…

We must be aggressive about protecting the tools that foster Local Economic Growth & Job Creation By Beverly Powell Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Many Austin politicos are talking about…

Makes good on first ever GOP Caucus endorsement in open seat with strong support from Lt. Governor, et al . . . Flores is the first Hispanic Republican Senator and his…