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Legislative Update – April 18, 2015

April 21, 2015

In Committee this Week RPT-Designated Priority Bills: • The House Ways & Means Committee, under Chairman Bonnen, reported out his two tax bills this week on a 7-2 vote as favorably substituted. HB 31 relates to the decrease in the state’s sales and use tax rate, while HB 32 relates to decreasing the rates of …

Legislative Update – April 10, 2015

April 21, 2015

In Committee this Week RPT-Designated Priority Bills: • Chairman Dennis Bonnen laid out a tax cut package for the House this week that included both reductions to the franchise tax and to sales tax. • The Senate Finance Committee passed its budget out of committee. This will be heading to the floor of the Senate …

Legislative Update – April 2, 2015

April 21, 2015

In the Senate • SB 6 (providing an A-F campus rating system for public schools by Sen. Larry Taylor) passed the full Senate. • Senate Finance Committee passed measures by Sen. Kelly Hancock to limit state government spending based on population and inflation growth. • SB 13 by Sen. Charles Perry also passed the Senate …

Legislative Update – March 27, 2015

April 21, 2015

In Committee this week: RPT-Designated Priority Bills: • House Appropriations unanimously passed the House budget out of committee on Tuesday. • HB 910—the open-carry bill—has passed out of the House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety. • Several bills were heard in the Senate Education Committee relating to school choice. Dr. Robin Armstrong, RNC …

Legislative Update – March 20, 2015

April 21, 2015

RPT-Designated Priority Legislation: *HB 10 (fighting human trafficking) was passed unanimously by the House. *HB 11 (securing the border region) overwhelmingly passed the House. *SB 11 and SB 17 (open carry/campus carry) were both heard on the floor of the Senate this week, with both being passed favorably. In Committee this Week RPT-Designated Priority Legislation: …

Texas GOP Welcomes Chairman Tom Mechler

March 13, 2015

On Saturday March 7th the State Republican Executive Committee elected RPT Treasurer Tom Mechler as the new Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. After nearly five years on the job, Chairman Munisteri earned himself a well deserved retirement. When he was elected in 2010 the party was in dire financial straits and promptly appointed …

Final Chairman’s Report

March 7, 2015

Today I will be stepping down as Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. I will be presenting my final report to the SREC as to the status of the party. By way of this email, I am prodivding you, our grassroots supporters, a final report as well on where the party was when I was elected, where …

All 254 County Chair Seats Filled Again!!

March 5, 2015

For the second time since Chairman Munisteri was elected in 2010, all 254 Texas counties now have a Republican County Chairman! Shortly after he was elected, Chairman Munisteri made it a goal of his to reach out to every community in the state, and one of the first steps in reaching that goal was making sure we had …

2015 RPT Fundraiser Raises Record Amount

March 4, 2015

Last week the Republican Party of Texas hosted its annual legislative dinner.  The dinner, the 5th under Chairman Munisteri’s leadership, raised $225,000, which is a record for this event, and all of the legislative dinners combined have raised over $850,000 for the RPT. The event, which started with a host reception and photo opportunity followed by dinner …

February 2015 Chairman’s Update

February 28, 2015

February marked the last full month of my tenure as State Chairman, thus it was fitting that my last full month as Chairman was similar to my first few months. I spent most of the month traveling, in part as a result of local Republican clubs trying to schedule me to speak at their meetings …