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Governor Abbott Gets First Three Bills of the Special Session: SB 5, SB 20 and SB 60

August 11, 2017

Texas Senate passes mail in voter fraud bill, Senate Bill 5, and House Bill 13 Legislation on local tree ordinances, House Bill 7, heads back to the Texas House AUSTIN – As announced by Lt. Governor Patrick, some of the first pieces of legislation from the special session are being sent to Governor Abbott’s desk. […]

Texas Senate Republican Caucus Stands United on Education Reform Efforts

August 8, 2017

A dozen senators hold press conference to discuss Senate’s actions on meaningful education reforms AUSTIN – The Texas Senate Republican Caucus held a press conference today to show their strong support for their education reform priorities, including meaningful school finance reform legislation as well as the Texas Teacher Retirement System and TRS Care. Texas Senate […]

Senate Bill Train Leaves Ahead of Schedule to the Other Side of the Texas Capitol

July 26, 2017

Two days of debate and record votes yield results for all Texans AUSTIN – Two days of intense debate in the Texas Senate and record votes, led by members of the Texas Senate Republican Caucus, have seen eleven important pieces of legislation passed by the Senate and sent to the Texas House. These eleven bills […]

Senate Republicans Pass the Privacy Act, SB 3, In A Bipartisan 21-10 Vote

July 25, 2017

Senator Kolkhorst spends a full day debating the issue with 10 Democrat Senators AUSTIN – Despite slowdown tactics employed by Senate Democrats, the Texas Senate Republicans have continued their work to quickly pass the conservative legislative agenda outlined by Governor Abbott for the ongoing special legislative session. The Texas Senate today passed the Texas Privacy […]

Senate Republicans Work Through the Weekend To Hear Important Legislation on Behalf of Texans

July 22, 2017

Senate Republicans continue their work to pass Governor Abbott’s conservative legislative agenda AUSTIN – Texas Senate Republicans continued their work to pass Governor Abbott’s complete conservative special session legislative agenda by hearing multiple bills today. The Senate Committee on Business and Commerce, the Select Committee on Government Reform, and the Finance Committee address pro-life issues, […]

Senate Republicans Continue Their Work To Pass Conservative Solutions to Texas’ Challenges

July 21, 2017

Senate begins public hearings on legislative priorities and will continue to work through the weekend AUSTIN – Texas Senate Republicans continued their work to pass conservative solutions to Texas’ challenges in the special session by conducting multiple public hearings throughout the day on several of Governor Abbott’s legislative priorities today. The Senate Committee on Health and Human […]

ATTEND: Special Session Hearing Saturday July 22 at the State Capitol

July 20, 2017

Senator Bettencourt released the following press release detailing the Senate Republican’s approach to tackling Property Tax Reform in the current Texas Special Legislative Session. The hearing on this matter will take place Saturday July 22, 2017 at the Texas State Capitol.  We urge you to attend the hearing and show your support.  Details on attending the […]

Texas Medical Board Sunset Bills Leave Senate “Station”

July 20, 2017

AUSTIN – The Texas Senate unanimously passed the Texas Medical Board’s, and other related agencies, sunset bills, SB 20 and SB 60, in a midnight session early this morning. The bill’s author, Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano), who also serves as the Treasurer of the Senate Republican Caucus said, “This is the fastest bill I have […]

Senate Republicans Vote to Proceed Quickly With Texas Medical Board Sunset Legislation

July 19, 2017

AUSTIN – In a series of 20 to 11 party line votes, the Texas Senate suspended the rules to allow the Legislature’s sunset bills, SB 20 and SB 60 to be heard in the Business and Commerce Committee, chaired by Senator Hancock (R-North Richland Hills). The bills were then voted out unanimously back the Texas […]

Legislation to Ban Sanctuary Cities Heading to Governor Abbott’s Desk

May 5, 2017

AUSTIN – Senate Bill 4, legislation to ban sanctuary cities in Texas, was sent in final form by the Legislature on May 4th to Governor Abbott for his signature. The bill was authored by Senator Charles Perry (R-Lubbock), and co-authored by every member of the Texas Senate Republican Caucus, and has been a long time […]

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The time to act is now! Everyday Texans are being taxed out of their homes and their business are barely staying afloat with rising property taxes. Senate Bill 2 (by Chairman Paul Bettencourt) recognizes the obvious, that taxpayers cannot take it anymore. Property taxes are rising two to three times faster than Texans' ability to pay.

The Texas Senate has passed Senate Bill 2, the Texas Property Tax Reform and Relief Act of 2019.

Taxpayers in Dallas have been crushed with an average 55% increase on their property tax bills in just five years with a 15% increase just this year. That is a pattern that is repeating all across the State.

SB 2 offers hope to Texans and as noted by Senator Flores it gives all Texans hope that they will get to keep their little piece of the Texas sky.

Read Senate Bill 2 here: capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/billtext/html/SB00002E.htm
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Not sure I have a good handle on this. Businesses are paying taxes that they pass on to their customers. Homeowners are paying taxes, mostly school taxes, of which teachers are getting a very small part. So, the legislation is going to lower those taxes by increasing sales taxes so that everyone is paying these taxes, because the legislators can’t seem to figure out how to give less money to people throw it away or don’t deserve it in the first place. (Pause for breath.) This is either very close to what the socialists are spouting, or some of that new math that none understands anyway. (Scratching my head)

Definition of Relief: removal or lightening of something oppressive, painful, or distressing .... So no “relief” just permission to go up a certain amount on property taxes every year without public vote. 😡

Legalize Marijuana and save millions of tax dollars, won't need to raise home taxes

Nothing but smoke and mirrors.

Presidio county has been doubling and tripling theirs since 2013. Highway robbery

I have a special religious liberty message for the Easter Weekend. I am proud of all my 19 Republican Collegues that voted to provide Texas license holders some protection for deeply help religious beliefs.

We were joined by Senator Lucio (D-Brownsville) as well because this common sense law is supported by the vast majority of Texans. Discrimination should not apply to any person in Texas in the 21st Century!

Speaking in favor, elegantly, is Senate Bill 17 author, Senator Perry (R-Lubbock) as well as Senators Paxton (R-McKinney) and Hancock (R-North Richland Hills). Listen to them now and read more about the bill here: capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/billtext/html/SB00017E.htm

Chair Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston)
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Mark does Kati likes Margaritas let me know

Will never trust a Democrat! They lie.

Good idea. Wish you folks felt as strongly about the 2nd Amendment. But the caucus is clueless and stupid when it comes to representing those that elected you. Caring only about business special interests.

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