Posts Categorized: Capitol Hall Report

Capitol Hall Report – Property Tax Relief

Property Tax Relief Property tax relief must be a top priority for the 86th Legislature. According to the Tax Foundation, Texas now has the sixth highest property tax burden in the nation. Not only are the inordinately high property tax rates oppressive to tax payers, but they are fundamentally unhealthy for the Texas economy. The… Read more

Capitol Hall Report – Time to End Social Security Inequity for Teachers and Other Public

Time to End Social Security Inequity for Teachers and Other Public Servants Correcting the inequity created by the federal government wherein retired public school teachers cannot receive the full benefit of Social Security is long overdue. This inequity was created by the federal government, and only the federal government can correct it. In 1983, the… Read more

Capitol Hall Report – Remember the Alamo!

Nothing stirs the hearts of a true Texan more than the battle cry, “Remember the Alamo!” The Alamo is the shrine of Texas independence and has been since the last shot rang out over the fort’s walls in 1836. But over the years, the Alamo has suffered abuse from the elements, 19th-century construction, city encroachment,… Read more

Capitol Hall Report – Let’s Start I-635 East Now

Despite its urgency, the area Regional Transportation Council (RTC) continues to delay the project’s forward progress and stall any thought of a non-tolled I-635 before it gets started.  It is way past time to stop the debate on whether to rebuild I-635 East as a “tolled” or “non-tolled” road. The expansion of I-635 East as… Read more

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Endorses Senator Bob Hall

Senator Bob Hall announced that he has filed for re-election to the Texas Senate and has a strong campaign of grassroots leaders and conservative support for his re-election. “I have a proven, conservative record and, as your Senator, I have done exactly as I said I would when I first ran,” said Hall. “Support for… Read more

Texas Transportation Officials Defy Governor and Legislature in Attempt to Force Toll Road Expansion

Texas Transportation Officials Defy Governor and Legislature in Attempt to Force Toll Road Expansion When Governor Abbott, the adult in the room, said, “No new taxes or toll roads,” he was speaking for the people of Texas and meant what he said. Unfortunately, the leadership at the Regional Transportation Councils (RTC) and TxDOT are defiantly… Read more

Capitol Hall Report – We must protect the sweet fruit of the liberty tree

We must protect the sweet fruit of the liberty tree. The move to swiftly force-annex large swaths of land before the new law on annexation takes effect December 1, 2017, is raising the ire of our constituents. I do commend the Mesquite Mayor and City Council members for the high level of respect and professionalism with… Read more

Lt. Governor Patrick Assigns Senator Hall to Senate Select Committee on Election Security

Lt. Governor Patrick Assigns Senator Hall to Senate Select Committee on Election Security   AUSTIN, TX –  Friday, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick appointed Senator Bob Hall to the Senate Select Committee on Election Security.  This committee has been charged with reviewing voting security protocols, as well as, the responsibilities and duties of members of the Electoral College. Specifically the committee shall… Read more

Lt. Governor Patrick Assigns Senator Hall to Sunset Commission

Lt. Governor Patrick Assigns Senator Hall to Sunset Commission AUSTIN, TX – On Friday, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Senator Bob hall to the Texas Sunset Commission. “The Sunset Commission is an essential part of our state’s commitment to efficiency and accountability. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as a member of… Read more