House Bill 2581 was signed by the Governor this
week. This is our first bill this session to become
law. HB 2581 will allow the Texas Workforce Commission
(TWC) to provide unemployment insurance
credits for a company that has been merged or acquired.
This bill will save companies and our state
With only 12 days left in the 82nd Legislature, some
"heavy lifting" bills are starting to be heard. The
House has passed the "Sanctuary Cities" bills, approved
the sunset bill for Texas Windstorm Insurance
Association (TWIA), and reformed the election
code to help prevent voter fraud.
This week, the Senate version of the fiscal matters
bills will be discussed with public education funding
as a top priority. Yesterday, Comptroller Combs updated
her revenue estimate for the next two years
and announced that there is an additional $1.2 billion
available for the upcoming budget. The Texas economy
shows signs of strengthening. It is promising to
see there will be additional funding for critical needs
in our budget, including public education.
As we enter the home stretch of this legislative session,
I will continue to do my utmost to represent
House District 133 in the best way possible.
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