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17 Nov Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Capitol Comments: November 17, 2015

Capitol Comments: November 17, 2015

Capitol Comments: November 17, 2015

House District 65 Dream Big Gala Last weekend I attended and served as a “celebrity waiter” at the Dream Big Gala celebrating Journey to Dream and the building of Kyle’s Place, a homeless teen shelter that will be completed next year. It’s incredible to see how much this group does in assisting homeless teens in […]

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07 Nov Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Capitol Comments: November 7, 2015

Capitol Comments: November 7, 2015

Capitol Comments: November 7, 2015

House District 65 Lewisville High School Killough Campus Tax Presentation On Monday, I had the honor of attending the presentation of an ambitious project put together by students at Lewisville High School’s Killough 9th Grade Campus.  Their project illustrated a tax proposal for students working to help support their families. I’m proud to see the […]

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30 Oct Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Capitol Comments: October 30, 2015

Capitol Comments: October 30, 2015

Capitol Comments: October 30, 2015

House District 65 Constitutional Amendment Election: November 3, 2015 On Tuesday, you will have an opportunity to vote on seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.  You can find a summary of each amendment by clicking here.  Please do not hesitate to contact me or my office if you have any questions or concerns about any […]

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25 Oct Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Capitol Comments: October 25, 2015

Capitol Comments: October 25, 2015

Capitol Comments: October 25, 2015

House District 65 Early Voting/Constitutional Amendments Early voting is underway! If you have not had a chance to review the seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution, I invite you to look back at my previous Capitol Comments or click here for a brief summary of each amendment.  If you want greater detail on each […]

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22 Oct Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 3, 2015!

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 3, 2015!

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 3, 2015!

Details on the proposed constitutional amendments, along with voting location information, are below. You may also visit the Texas Secretary of State’s website here for expanded explanations on constitutional amendments.   Proposition 1 (S.J.R. 1) Increases the homestead exemption for school property tax from $15,000 to $25,000 beginning in fiscal year 2015. Reduces allowable property tax […]

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17 Oct Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Capitol Comments: October 17, 2015

Capitol Comments: October 17, 2015

Capitol Comments: October 17, 2015

It has been a busy week in House District 65, in Texas and in fact all across the United States.  Here is a summary of some of what happened in each over the last week. House District 65 Texas Retired Teachers Association Meeting Texas school districts are divided into several regions – HD65 shares two […]

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12 Oct Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Capitol Comments: October 12, 2015

Capitol Comments: October 12, 2015

Capitol Comments: October 12, 2015

House District 65 It has been a busy week in House District 65, in Texas and in fact all across the United States.  Here is a summary of some of what happened in each over the last week. Home Builders Association Panel I was honored to speak on Tuesday evening to a group of small […]

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16 Sep Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Capitol Comments: September 2015

Capitol Comments: September 2015

Capitol Comments: September 2015

It is hard to believe that it has already been fourteen years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  The world as we knew it changed forever that day.  President George W. Bush’s famous proclamation following the attacks still rings true, “we will not tire, we will not falter, we will not fail.” Our enemy failed to […]

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31 Jul Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Capitol Comments: July 31, 2015

Capitol Comments: July 31, 2015

Capitol Comments: July 31, 2015

The 84th Legislative Session came to a close on June 1, allowing legislators to return home and reconnect with the folks who elected them. It’s a time for legislators to report on the work done on behalf of their districts over the past few months. My office is continuing to work hard for you during […]

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19 Jun Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on REP. SIMMONS’ BILL AIMED TO HALT EXPANSION OF CAMELOT LANDFILL BECOMES LAW

REP. SIMMONS’ BILL AIMED TO HALT EXPANSION OF CAMELOT LANDFILL BECOMES LAW

REP. SIMMONS’ BILL AIMED TO HALT EXPANSION  OF CAMELOT LANDFILL BECOMES LAW

AUSTIN – House Bill 281, a bill introduced by State Representative Ron Simmons, became law on June 18, 2015. HB 281 allows the City of Lewisville to have a say before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) can approve the permit to expand the Camelot Landfill. Representative Tan Parker joint authored HB 281 in […]

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