27 January 2017

Capitol Update: Meetings and Engagements

As January comes to a close, I’d like to point out that this past month was School Board Recognition Month.  As a former school board member, I have a deep appreciation for the critical role our school boards play in shaping our state’s future by providing direction and leadership for our state’s 1,000 plus school...
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20 January 2017

Capitol Update: Texas House Budget

This past week all eyes were on Washington as President Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America.  Closer to home, in Austin, we continue to convene in our respective chambers and go about the work the people of Texas expect from their citizen legislators. On that note,...
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13 January 2017

Capitol Update: Opening Day

On the first day of session, I took an oath to faithfully execute the duties of the office of State Representative, and I want you to know what an honor and privilege it is to serve as your Representative. As the session moves forward, I will be sending out a weekly column to provide you...
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06 January 2017

Capitol Update: Session Begins

Happy new year from your State Capitol!  The Christmas tree has been removed from the Texas House floor and folks are now bustling about with great anticipation for the Opening Day ceremonies.  So, on the eve of the 85th Legislative Session, here’s the first update of 2017 from your Capitol office. . . Session Begins...
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25 November 2016

Capitol Update: Holiday Giving

As we continue through the holiday season and with the 85th Legislative Session just over a month away, I’m reminded of how much I cherish the time with my family and friends. Over the course of this Fall, I’ve enjoyed attending community events where I’ve been able to visit with so many of you about...
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28 October 2016

Capitol Update: Election Day 2016

Representative Ashby’s Capitol Update In the coming days, we will once again commemorate Veterans Day in America. With that in mind, I want to begin this column by thanking the brave men and women who have served, or are currently serving, in our nation’s armed forces. We are fortunate to be surrounded by those who...
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