Campaign Updates

Let’s Talk Property Tax Relief

Everything you wanted to know about Compression, Exemptions, and more … Compression: What is it? It’s simply reducing the school tax rate you personally pay by 5 to 20 cents (whatever it is in a particular session) and having the state pay the school district instead of you. We “compress” the rate for you and the

No time to waste ⏰

The Texas Senate Does Not Waste Time on Bills Without Overwhelming GOP Support Texas is a red state, yet the House vote on sports betting legislation was carried by a Democrat majority. The Texas Senate does not pass bills with GOP in the minority. The GOP majority guides our path. House Bill 1942 and HJR 102

Let’s Talk Property Tax Relief

Homestead Exemptions Provide More Relief Than Appraisal Caps   As I’ve said, years ago it seemed appraisal caps were a good idea, but I learned better. Speaker Dade Phelan still hasn’t. Compared to the House plan, the Senate plan delivers $27 BILLION MORE in property tax savings to Texas homeowners over the life of their ownership. I

“California Dade’s plan is a disaster for Texas”

President Trump Sides with the Texas Senate “California Dade’s plan is a disaster for Texas” President Trump joins realtors and business leaders in supporting Senate Bill 3, Increasing the Homestead Exemption to $70,000 and $100,000 for homeowners over 65, by Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, which cuts billions more dollars for homeowners than the House’s 5% appraisal cap

I will never stop fighting for religious liberty in Texas.

The Facts About Property Taxes | The main difference between the House and Senate’s 16 to 17 billion dollar property tax packages is a 5% appraisal cap in the House bill versus the Senate bill, which, in a lifetime, (as long as you homestead your home) results in a $100,000 exemption for seniors 65 years

Let’s hear it for the Texas Senate 👏

Texas Senate 30 for 30 – All Priorities Passed! At the beginning of this legislative session, I laid out the strongest, most conservative agenda ever brought forward in the Texas Senate. Once again, the Texas Senate has delivered. Led by the 19 hardest working Republicans in the country, the Texas Senate has already passed all

Homestead Exemption > Appraisal Caps

With Only Six Weeks to go in Session the Clock is Ticking… I don’t want good Senate or House bills to die. The House needs to help us help them before it’s too late. New Poll Shows Texas Voters Support Homestead Exemption Over Appraisal Caps A new poll shows Texans strongly prefer the Senate tax

School Choice has PASSED the Texas Senate!

21 of my 30 top legislative priorities have passed the Texas Senate…and we are just getting started! Here are some of the bills we passed this week… Texas Senate Passes SB 8 – Empowering Parental Rights and SCHOOL CHOICE! From the first day I arrived in the Texas Senate, my goal and passion has been to improve

In Texas, we believe in the rule of law.

Waco Day at the Capitol On Saturday, I traveled to Waco to speak at the Trump Rally. President Trump had called me a few weeks prior and asked me to pick a great Texas town. That place was Waco. Fittingly, I took the stage with the Ronnie Dunn song “How Far to Waco” playing. The