Van Zandt County Day at the Capitol, a Public School Finance Update & more… By State Rep. Dan Flynn Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — It was a joy to…

For more information on the celebration of Women’s History Month, visit these websites By State Rep. Todd Hunter Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — This year, the month of March serves as Women’s History…

Texas House Unveils Its Public School Finance Reform Plan

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Top Texas House leaders have unveiled a sweeping plan overhauling how Texas pays for schools, seeking to increase funding by $900 per student while scaling back…

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…

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…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  State Representative Gene Wu (D-Houston) has filed H.B. 761 to create the Texas Pay Equity Task Force, a commission charged with studying the issue…

Former legislator retools lobby practice to meet diverse perspectives & interests Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “The political environment of today is divided and volatile, and I believe it’s…

State Representatives Raney & Kacal Learn Their Committee Assignments

New Texas House speaker Dennis Bonnen has announced committee assignments. Representative John Raney of Bryan was named to the transportation committee and the committee on international relations and economic development.…

PART V of “The Craymer Series”: Will the Legislature lower your Property Taxes? In short, the answer is “no.” The bar is just too high. By Dale Craymer Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN,…

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…

Galveston residents weigh in on hurricane levee proposal that some call "a really bad, bad plan"

Lauri Mathias addresses officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office on Wednesday in Galveston. Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune GALVESTON — Lauri…

This important event will be held this Saturday, December 15th By State Rep. Todd Hunter Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Recognition of the service and sacrifice of our veterans,…

Republicans can no longer sit comfortably in echo chambers By Beth Cubriel Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — In last month’s election, the Texas GOP suffered one of its worst…

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…

By State Rep. Todd Hunter Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Each year, the month of October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Spearheaded by the National Breast Cancer Foundation,…

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…

Also launches new one-stop elections resource website Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC (TLRPAC) today announced it is endorsing the following candidates in statewide races…

PART II: Museums provide wide array of programs for schools, adults, summer camps & families. Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — In my article two weeks ago, we discussed some of the…