Category Archives: State Representative Phil King, District 61

King addresses a tax on a tax and other issues

Texas voters spoke loud and clear last November. Legislators were sent to Austin to govern conservatively and tackle some of the biggest issues facing not only our state, but also our entire country. I’m proud to tell you we are working hard to solve the problems that matter most to you.

Fighting Obamacare

Recently, I filed House Bill 2467 to stop an automatic tax increase triggered by Obamacare. This increase is in effect, a tax on a tax, and will result in higher healthcare costs for hardworking Texas families. I would invite you to read more about House Bill 2467 by clicking here. Rest assured I will continue to do everything I can to oppose Obamacare.

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Legislative Update: February 20, 2015

Legislative Update: February 20, 2015
It has been a very busy week in Austin. Committees have started to meet, and legislators are working hard to ensure we have a productive session. Here are some highlights from the last few days:Wise County DayThis week I had the privilege to introduce a resolution recognizing February 17 as Wise County Day at the Capitol. It was great to see so many folks from home in Austin. We had a very productive time working on issues important to District 61. I always enjoy seeing friends from the district. If you are ever in town please know the door is always open to constituents.

Weekly Lege Update: February 6, 2015

Phil & Family

This week the Speaker of the House announced committee assignments for the 84th Legislative Session. I am excited to announce that I will be serving as Chair of the State and Federal Power and Responsibility Committee and also serving on the House Committee on Energy Resources and the House Committee on Environmental Regulation. These committees deal with extremely important topics facing Texas and I am eager and honored to have the opportunity to get to work on these critical issues.

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King Discusses CSCOPE


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For Immediate Release –                            For More Information      
May 30, 2013                                               Contact: (817) 381-8282-

King Discusses CSCOPE

WEATHERFORD – The following statement may be attributed to State Representative Phil
King (R-Weatherford) regarding the lesson plans provided by CSCOPE:

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Addressing Our Water Needs


Addressing Our Water Needs

Texas faces its third year of a drought and our reservoirs are only 65 percent full, the lowest levels since 1990.  The need for water is one of the highest concerns of the Legislature as our state is on track to experience the second worst drought on record.  To illustrate the problem, Texas’s population is projected to jump from 25 million to 46 million by 2060. Within that time water supplies are estimated to decline while the needs of our residential, industrial, and agricultural communities substantially increase.

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King Receives Two New Committee Assignments –

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King: “I am Eager to Serve on Energy and Pensions Committees”

AUSTIN – The following statement may be attributed to State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford):

“Today I received two new committee assignments, the House Committee on Energy Resources and the House Committee on Pensions.  I am exceptionally pleased with these two opportunities.”

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By John Reynolds, January 14, 2013, Harvey Kronberg,

Phil_King-4Otherwise, the debate was for the most part pro forma with the biggest change effected coming from Rep. Phil King who successfully made changes to the standards for sustaining a point of order.

In recent sessions, King and others have complained that it has become too easy to kill bills on procedural grounds, with frustration highest when lawmakers have waited until several hours into debate to introduce a point of order.

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King Files Bill to Cap Welfare Spending




King Announces Good News for Barnett Shale Area Roads

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April 27, 2012


King Announces Good News for Barnett Shale Area Roads

AUSTIN – Today State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) announced that the Texas Transportation Commission has approved an almost $10 million expenditure for maintenance and safety improvement projects on roads impacted by the energy sector in the Barnett Shale area. King has worked tirelessly since the Barnett Shale boom began to ensure that adequate resources are allocated for this area to maintain the safety of the roads.

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King Pledges Support for Texas Budget Compact

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AUSTIN – Today, State Representative Phil King (R- Weatherford) pledged support for the Texas Budget Compact, a set of five key principles for a stronger Texas outlined by Governor Rick Perry to keep Texas on the path to prosperity.

“In the shadow of the Obama Administration’s out-of-control tax and spend policies, Texas must stand strong and fight to keep our budget as lean as possible,” King explained, “Texans are already taxed enough at every turn and cannot afford for government to take even more of their hard earned money. By adopting strong, conservative policies now, we can ensure that Texas remains the number one place in the country to do business. That’s why I am pledging my support for the Texas Budget Compact.”

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