Texas Capitol Report 01/24/2019

Farm Bureau Supports Eminent Domain Reform

Representative Burns, Senator Kolkhorst File Major Eminent Domain Reform Legislation

Texas Capitol Report 01/23/2019

Texas House Speaker, Dennis Bonnen, names Texas House Committees

Texas Comptroller, Glen Hegar, told members of the Texas Ag Council today that legislators have a difficult task before them…balancing school finance reform with property taxes.  Hegar told TAC members that the Texas general fund is like a “two-legged” stool…supported by a state sales tax and property taxes.  Currently, the property tax leg of the stool is much longer than the state sales tax…

Texas Capitol Report 01/21/2019

Oil and gas royalties paid to state up 18% totaling $2.0 billion in FY 2018.

Texas Capitol Report 01/19/2019

Senator Bob Nichols told members of the Texas Agriculture Council that he is working with Texas Electric Cooperatives to offer legislation that would allow use of existing utility right-of-ways for running fiber optic cable that would bring broadband Internet to remote areas of rural Texas.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick names Texas Senate Committees

Senator Hinojosa Co-Authors Legislation for a $5,000 Teacher Salary Increase