01 July 2019

Capitol Update: Freedom and Border Security

On a hot Summer day in July 1776, members of the Second Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia to boldly declare that the thirteen American colonies would no longer be subject to the monarch of Britain. The ratification of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th is still celebrated today, over 200 years later, just as...
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03 June 2019

Capitol Update: Closing a Productive Session

By the time you read this column, the Texas House will have adjourned Sine Die (meaning without assigning a day for a further meeting), closing the curtain on the 86th Legislative Session. While in previous sessions, legislators returned home with the looming possibility of a special session, Governor Abbott has indicated that given the productive...
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08 May 2019

Ashby Appointed to Conference Committee on HB 3

AUSTIN – State Representative Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) has been appointed to serve on the Conference Committee for House Bill 3, which seeks to overhaul the state’s school finance system and provide property tax relief. Prior to this appointment, Ashby has been deeply involved in crafting this legislation, which has been characterized as the number one...
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