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36 U.S. House members from Texas make $174,000 annually

Each of the 36 U.S. House of Representatives members representing Texas draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Rep. Jared Patterson Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Texas State Rep. Jared Patterson (district 106), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Texas 4-year university tuitions jumped 52.3% over 15 years

Texas four-year public university tuition and fees went from $6,875 in 2004-05 to $10,468 in 2019-20, the 28th largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Texas Coalition for Affordable Prices sheds light on shady pricing schemes in electric market

The complex nature of the electricity market in Texas could be costing consumers more than they know, according to the Houston Chronicle. Unfortunately, this may have been going on for years.

Texas legislators make base salary of $7,200 per year

State lawmakers in Texas now draw a base salary of $7,200 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 58 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Texas community college tuitions jumped 47.1% over 15 years

Texas two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $1,872 in 2004-05 to $2,754 in 2019-20, the 19th largest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Texas governor makes annual salary of $153,750

The governor of Texas now draws a yearly salary of $153,750, the 17th highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

Elaine Hays Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises, 2020 U.S. House candidate for Texas (district 13), Elaine Hays, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

14 Texas congressional delegates vote in favor of bill that could overburden small business owners

Late last month, the U.S. House of Representatives, including four Texas Republicans and all but two Democrats from the Lone Star State, voted to pass the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019, legislation critics claim will place an undue burden on small business owners.

NEA estimates Texas K-12 schools spent $68.8 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Texas spent an estimated $68.8 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 0.7 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Texas children in foster care numbered 32,960 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Texas at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 32,960, a 2.5 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

43 jurisdictions, including Texas, require sales tax collections for online purchases

Texas is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

Texas K-12 schools paid out $10,783 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in Texas spent $10,783 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 13th lowest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

13.4% of Texas residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

Texas residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 13.4 percent of the state’s population, the 13th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

Wesley Hunt Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises 2020 U.S. House candidate for Texas (district 7), Wesley Hunt for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

Homeless funding promised by Austin Convention Center expansion proponents faces uncertainties

Legislation signed into law late last spring could put into doubt the funding for the homeless that proponents of Austin Convention Center, who also oppose Proposition B in Tuesday's municipal ballot, have been promising voters.

Bill limiting public improvement districts clashes with supporters' aims for Austin Convention Center expansion

A law enacted earlier this year appears to clash with one aim of the proponents of the expansion of Austin's Convention Center - the funneling of funds to combat homelessness in the city.

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