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Senate Bill 2, which the legislature passed, requires many local taxing units – cities and counties – to get voter approval if they want to increase their property tax revenue by more than 3.5 percent. A poll found that 72 percent of Texans “support requiring local governments to ask voters before raising property tax revenues more than set amount.”
With support from our constituents, why was this taxpayer-friendly legislation not passed years ago? One of the reasons is there is a group that gets paid to advocate against our constituents: taxpayer-funded lobbyists.
DEER PARK, Texas – – State Representative Briscoe Cain (Deer Park) has been appointed by Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen to serve as Chair of the newly-formed House Select Committee on Driver’s License Issuance and Renewal. “The constituents of District 128 sent me to Austin with a mandate — to cut bureaucratic red tape and …
Today, Texas State Representative Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park) filed House Bill 1500, known as the Texas Heartbeat Bill. This commonsense piece of legislation codifies the straightforward idea—if the heartbeat is detected, the baby is protected. Representatives Phil King (R-Weatherford), Dan Flynn (R-Van), Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound), and Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land) have boldly stepped forward as joint-authors.