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Jun 21 2011

Governor Perry signs Tyler’s SB 349

On June 17 Governor Rick Perry signed into law SB 349, which will add two percent to Tyler’s Hotel Motel Occupancy Tax rate, to be used for the expansion or construction of conference or event facilities for the community.  The bill was introduced during the regular session by Senator Kevin Eltife and Representative Chuck Hopson …

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May 12 2011

Immigration bill moves to Texas Senate

The Texas House passed HB 12, the Sanctuary Cities bill, by a vote of 100-47 on third reading. This bill allows cities and law enforcement to enforce federal immigration laws by preventing local policies in conflict with U.S. immigration laws and by establishing uniform, consistent standards for all Texas law enforcement. The sanctuary cities bill …

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Apr 14 2011

Hits and misses on the Appropriations Bills

From the desk of David Simpson District 7 State Representative   About a week ago, the Texas House considered and passed three important appropriations bills concerning the remainder of the present fiscal period which ends on August 31(HB 4 and HB 275) and the next biennium which begins Sept. 1, 2011 and ends August 31, …

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Feb 09 2011

Feeling the pinch? Try these belt-tightening tips

Between holiday shopping bills now coming due, increased winter heating bills and the upcoming income tax season, many people are feeling the pinch. Your best bet for getting back on track is probably to trim expenses. Here are several ideas – big and small – that might do the trick: • Lower your thermostat. Each …

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