Small Business and Unnecessary Regulations

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The Texas economy has been one of the strongest in the country for years. In fact, we were able to weather one of the worst financial crises the world has ever seen, and we have bounced back faster than most of the rest of the country. Now, with oil and gas prices sinking, our state […]

Economic Development

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District 126 and the entire Northwest Houston community is fortunate to have many economic assets. There is a reason why the largest publicly traded petroleum and petrochemical enterprise in the world just built a new campus near our community. In comparison to the rest of the state, our district exhibits higher per capita income, lower […]

State of Texas Budget Process

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This coming legislative session, lawmakers will set a budget for the upcoming fiscal years 2018 and 2019. The Texas Legislature creates a spending plan every two years and that process starts well before the beginning of the legislative session. In fact, current legislators and statewide officials have already begun drafting the budget for the 85th […]

Unincorporated: Harris County

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An unincorporated area is a land region not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather administered as part of a larger division, such as a county or city. A huge portion of North West Harris County is unincorporated, including approximately 96 percent of Texas House District 126. Growth in these areas is expanding […]

Texas CPS: Preventative Services

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Please tune in below to a three-part series of radio interview I did on the What’s Up Radio Program with Terry Lowry. In it I discuss a ruling from the US District Court where Judge Janis Graham Jack stated, “The state violated the Constitution by keeping children in an unfunded and poorly-run system where rape, abuse, […]

Child Protective Services

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In July of this year, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the state of Texas to continue drafting plans to fix its broken foster care system. In a previous ruling by the U.S. District Court, Judge Janis Jack said that the state violated the Constitution by keeping children in an underfunded and poorly […]

Law Enforcement Protection Act

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Law Enforcement Protection Act A little over a month ago, a heavily armed man gunned down police officers in downtown Dallas, leaving five officers dead and many others wounded. This is just one of many recent incidences that have occurred across the country. Law enforcement officers are increasingly coming under fire simply because of the […]