Caucus News

TEXAS HOUSE PASSES LEGISLATION TO EMPOWER PROPERTY TAXPAYERS

Posted: August 4, 2017
Written By: Kelly Carnal, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

(Austin, Texas) Today, the Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 32, also known as the Property Tax Payer Empowerment Act of 2017, to increase transparency and reduce confusion around the property tax rate setting and appraisal review process. 

TEXAS HOUSE PASSES VOTER ID LEGISLATION

Posted: May 24, 2017
Written By: Kelly Carnal, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

(Austin) This week, Republicans in the Texas House passed Senate Bill 5, which protects the state’s voting system by requiring voters to provide photo identification or a strong alternative to prove voter identification. 

TEXAS HOUSE PASSES PROPERTY TAXPAYER EMPOWERMENT ACT

Posted: May 22, 2017
Written By: Kelly Carnal, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

(Austin) On Sunday, the Texas House of Representatives approved legislation to increase transparency and clarity for Texans who pay property taxes. The House unanimously passed the Property Taxpayer Empowerment Act as an amendment to Senate Bill 669. 

TEXAS HOUSE REPUBLICANS PASS COMPREHENSIVE PRO-LIFE LEGISLATION

Posted: May 21, 2017
Written By: Kelly Carnal, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

(Austin) This weekend, Texas House Republicans overwhelmingly supported the House version of Senate Bill 8, the pro-life legislation that bans the inhumane procedure of partial-birth abortions, prohibits the sale of fetal tissues and organs, and provides for the disposition of fetal remains. On the House floor on Friday, Republicans were also able to enhance and strengthen the legislation by adding an amendment that bans the heinous act of dismemberment abortions. 

TEXAS HOUSE REPUBLICANS APPROVE LEGISLATION TO ELIMINATE THE TEXAS FRANCHISE TAX

Posted: April 28, 2017
Written By: Kelly Carnal, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

(Austin) The Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 28, which will put the franchise tax on a steady track towards a complete repeal. HB 28 uses excess state revenues to cut the rate of the tax, providing proportionate tax relief for all Texas businesses paying the tax. 

Texas House Approves Sanctuary Cities Ban

Posted: April 27, 2017
Written By: Kelly Carnal, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

(Austin) Today, the Texas House of Representatives approved legislation that prohibits sanctuary city policies in Texas. Senate Bill 4 ensures federal immigration laws that are already on the books are followed and enforced by prohibiting local entities from adopting sanctuary city policies which threaten public safety.

House Passes Public School Finance Legislation

Posted: April 20, 2017
Written By: Kelly Carnal, Executive Director, Texas House Republican Caucus

(Austin, Texas) The Texas House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass House Bill 21, a major school finance proposal. The bill increases state funding for public education by $1.6 billion over the next two years, reduces Robin Hood by almost $400 million and makes necessary structural changes to the state’s school finance system.