Governor Abbott Signs SB 753, Protecting Employees with IDD

Austin, TX – On Friday, Governor Abbott signed into law Senate Bill 753, a bill authored by Senator Joan Huffman (R-Houston) and sponsored in the Texas House by State Representative John Raney (R-Bryan/College Station). SB 753 eliminates the predatory practice of paying subminimum wage to persons with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD) by a business […]

Texas House Passes Transformational School Finance Legislation

House Bill 3, co-authored by Rep. John Raney (R- Bryan-College Station), invests $9 billion in Texas classrooms to improve public education and provide property tax relief AUSTIN, Texas — Today the Texas House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed House Bill 3, co-authored by State Representative John Raney, that invests $9 billion in Texas classrooms to boost […]

OpEd: Looking to our Future – Transportation

During the 85th session, nearly 7,000 bills were filed and approximately 900 of those were monitored by TxDOT. That fact alone demonstrates that transportation is a huge segment of the Texas economy and vitally important to every part of our state. Additionally, according to the Texas Office of the State Demographer, Texas’s population may double by […]