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The Debrief

The Debrief

This session was among the busiest I have seen in my sixteen years at the Capitol. With twelve new Democrats in the State House, this session was less about partisan …

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Ending Surprise Billing in Texas (A message from Representative Martinez Fischer)

Ending Surprise Billing in Texas (A message from Representative Martinez Fischer)

Friend, I wanted to share this with you as soon as it happened—just a few moments ago, we voted on Senate Bill 1264 in the Texas House, a landmark piece …

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Proposed Sales Tax Increase: Analysis

Proposed Sales Tax Increase: Analysis

District House Member Percent Who Will See Tax Cut Percent Who Will See Tax Increase 1 VanDeaver 14.10 85.90 2 Flynn, Dan 17.40 82.60 3 Bell, Cecil 28.20 71.80 4 …

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With Roadblocks Looming for Property Tax Relief, Will Lawmakers Decide to Increase Sales Taxes?

With Roadblocks Looming for Property Tax Relief, Will Lawmakers Decide to Increase Sales Taxes?

With Roadblocks Looming for Property Tax Relief, Will Lawmakers Decide to Increase Sales Taxes? By: Rebekah Allen (Dallas Morning News) AUSTIN — Texas’ top elected leaders made two key promises at the …

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Texas lawmakers reach deal on legislation to end surprise medical bills

Texas lawmakers reach deal on legislation to end surprise medical bills

Texas Lawmakers Reach Deal on Legislation to End Surprise Medical Bills By: Ashley Goudeau (KVUE) AUSTIN, Texas — Texas lawmakers say they’ve put partisan politics aside to reach a deal …

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Fight Against Surprise Medical Bills Gains Momentum in Legislature

Fight Against Surprise Medical Bills Gains Momentum in Legislature

Fight Against Surprise Medical Bills Gains Momentum in Legislature By: Jenny Deam (Houston Chronicle) The quest to protect Texans against “shock” medical billing gained momentum Monday as two similar, bi-partisan …

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