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  • We Need a Fiscal Risk Management Commission

    • Feb 27, 2013

              Today, I filed H.B. 1930, which creates the Fiscal Risk Management Commission (FRMC). This commission would be comprised of elected officials and members of the public and be tasked with the assessment of, and planning for, a wide spectrum of potential economic threats to the state of Texas. Other states have already begun to take the initiative by studying and creating long-term contingency plans to protect their credit ratings, economies, and the delivery of fundamental government services. With an unyielding $16 trillion debt, it is apparent that our federal government is fundamentally incapable of solving … Read more >>

  • The Religious Equal Access Act

    • Feb 21, 2013

    Today I filed H.B. 1525, which prohibits the Board of Trustees of an independent school district from treating religious organizations differently than they treat non-religious organizations regarding access to school campuses during non-instructional time. The United States Supreme Court has made it clear that if a government-owned property is open to public expression and assembly, those citizens who would utilize the property may not be subject to viewpoint discrimination, specifically religious viewpoint discrimination. H.B. 1525 takes the findings of the Supreme Court in cases like Good News Club v. Milford Central School and Lamb’s Chapel v. Center Moriches Union Free … Read more >>

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