Tag Archives: Capitol Steps

Improving School Finance in Texas

By Ken PaxtonState Representative In January, the Texas Comptroller released the initial Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) report showing how local school districts allocate their finances to achieve results. The report examines many criteria that reveal how school districts … Continue reading

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Governor Perry’s emergency items

By Ken Paxton Capitol StepsThis past Tuesday, Jan. 11, marked the first day of the 82nd Legislative Session. The Legislature has a number of high priority issues to address this session, such as redistricting and passing a balanced budget with … Continue reading

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Paxton: Capitol Christmas Tree

By Ken PaxtonState Representative Like last year, the Texas Speaker of the House provided each Representative a plain, clear-glass ornament and requested us to have the ornaments decorated in a manner that represents our districts. The ornaments from the 150 … Continue reading

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Ken Paxton’s Capitol Steps: TxDOT accepts input on 380

Regarding the widening of Highway 380: The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) held a public hearing this week to discuss the proposed widening of U.S. 380 from FM 2478 (Custer Road), to Bois D’ Arc Road, a length of about … Continue reading

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Protecting Patients with the Texas Health Freedom Act

By Ken PaxtonCapitol Steps Last March, when Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as “ObamaCare,” I committed to work on passing a bill in Texas to reject this over-reaching federal legislation. And so last week … Continue reading

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Tracking Legislation

By Ken Paxton, State Representative Tuesday, January 11, 2010 marks the first day of the 82nd Regular Session of the Texas Legislature. Each legislative session, constituents ask me how to track legislation important to them. The Texas Legislature Online has … Continue reading

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Paxton: Winter 2010 Appliance Rebate program

Winter 2010 Appliance Rebate programBy State Rep. Ken Paxton, Capitol StepsTexas Comptroller of Public Account Susan Combs announced that Texas will offer a new appliance rebate program starting in the Winter of 2010 using unclaimed rebate funds. There are approximately … Continue reading

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Rep: Ken Paxton: Keeping Texas’ economy strong

By Ken Paxton, Capitol Steps Texas has built one of the strongest economies in the nation based largely on relatively low taxation and generally limited government interference in the private sector economy. Our business-friendly and family-friendly policies have helped Texas … Continue reading

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Washington targets Texas

By Ken Paxton, State RepresentativeLast week, the United States House of Representatives passed the supplemental appropriations bill (H.R. 4899). While the American public has become accustomed to Congress adding unrelated riders and pork spending to federal bills, Texans may be … Continue reading

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Ken Paxton’s Capitol Steps: Collin County honored at National Conference

By State Representative Ken Paxton This week, I would like to congratulate Collin County Clerk Stacey Kemp and her team on receiving the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) Achievement Award for quality, efficient and responsive county government management and administration. … Continue reading

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