As the Texas Legislature finished its 2015 session, lawmakers from the Lone Star State have once again approved a tax relief measure that will only add to the Texas reputation as a state friendly to business and poised for economic growth. Lawmakers from the state House and Senate considered various options for tax relief packages lawmakers would adopt this year, and the final product is a nearly $3.8 billion tax reduction over the next two years.
by: Ken Paxton
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 marks the first day of the 82nd Regular Session of the Texas Legislature. Each legislative session, constituents ask me how to track legislation important to them. The Texas Legislature Online has a number of tools available to make bill tracking easy.
Bills may be searched online by bill number, author or sponsor, committee, subject, action, or a particular date (filing date) at http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Reports/BillsBy.aspx. Pre-filing of bills has already begun, so you can see what bills have already been filed for the upcoming session. Additionally, I will discuss here in the coming weeks the bills I have already filed to be considered during the 82nd Legislative Session.
Interested parties or individuals may also create a personal list of bills for tracking purposes and can even receive electronic notification when there are actions affecting particular legislation. One may also receive e-mail notification when selected calendars, committee hearing notices or committee minutes are posted. These services are free of charge. To create a “My Texas Legislature Online” personal list, go to http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/MyTLO/Login/Register.aspx. Continue reading →
Thank you for the honor of allowing me to serve House District 61 again. I am truly humbled and grateful for this opportunity to serve at a time when there are so many tough issues facing Texas.
We had an enormous victory on Tuesday night when we picked up 22 new seats for conservative Republicans in the Texas House! A reporter asked me yesterday what the election means – I told him, first and foremost, it means Texans want smaller government and a government that spends much, much less. We will need your help in making sure that message is not ignored in Austin.
On a personal note – I would very much appreciate your prayers for all the members of the Texas Legislature as we have a daunting task ahead of us. Thank you again for your support. It is a pleasure to serve you in the Texas Legislature.
Phil, we are fortunate to have you represent us in the Texas House. We pray for you and your family, and ask that God’s uncommon favor be poured out on your long and prosperous life –
Conservative legislators have worked hard to deliver on a few basic things that matter, yet the work of conservatives in the Legislature is far from complete. The state must address a multi-billion dollar revenue shortfall without raising taxes, we face increasingly egregious intrusions against our state sovereignty by the federal government, taxes are too high, border security remains a challenge, and elections must be free of fraud. Expanded government is not the answer for a people as smart and industrious as Texans, and we need to continue to promote the values of faith, family, and hard work.
The Pledge with Texans issued by the Texas Conservative Coalition (TCC) promotes these values, serving as a principled guide for policy action in the 82nd Texas Legislature and beyond. This document illustrates how the five core conservative issues of the TCC Pledge with Texans are incorporated in the Republican Party platform and rejected by Democratic Party platform.
For a side by side comparison of the Republican and Democrat Party Platforms, go to 2010 Party Platform Comparisons.
Our thanks to Phil King and the Texas Conservative Coalition.