Tx House and Senate have adjourned the Special Session

Sine Die: The Texas House and Senate have adjourned the Special Session A big THANK YOU to our legislators, Representatives Greg Bonnen, Wayne Faircloth, Dennis Paul and Senator Larry Taylor and their staffs for all of their hard work!  Call their office, send cards, make a visit to their district office, or thank them in person when they come to our meetings! Below is a list of legislation successfully passed during the special legislative session. ——————————————————————————————————————- Senate Bill 20 and Senate Bill 60 will...
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Effective Communication with Elected Representatives

Building personal relationships with members and staff improves success. Schedule an appointment with your Representative to talk about your issues. If possible, schedule meetings in pairs to show strength in numbers. Get to know staff members and open personal communications with them to follow up on issues. You should not expect to meet with any member other than your own Representative and Senator. Provide brief written materials and background research so the legislation can be more successful. Three P’s of Grassroots Lobbying Professionalism Dress and act...
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Hot Topics from the Texas House

How does a bill move from one chamber to another towards
passage? Once a bill passes the third and final reading from its originating chamber, it is engrossed and sent to the other chamber.  The bill then goes through virtually the entire process again.  The closer we get to the May 29th sine die deadline, time becomes of the essence to get these bills through that process if they are going to have the hope of passing. There are a few bills...
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History of the Texas Legislature

I’d like to relay some of colorful history of the Texas Legislature from the past 171 years to present and share the top priorities of the upcoming 85th Legislature all in 5 minutes. The Legislature of the State of Texas, convenes its regular sessions at noon on the second Tuesday in January of odd-numbered years. But do you know why the legislature begins on the second Tuesday? My former boss, Commissioner Jerry Patterson always told this colorful story.  “Back then folks had to...
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Bond to the CCISD Board of Trustees

And so we can continue… We finally have the 85th Legislature House of Representative committee assignments from Speaker Strauss after a month into the session.  I have noted these assignments to include our two Galveston County representatives and also our near-by Harris County representative as the committees overlap and provide our local area with additional strength. Their appointments are as follows: Representative Greg Bonnen (District Office (281) 338-0924) Appropriations Energy Resources Representative Wayne Faircloth (District Office (409)762-0304) Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Vice-Chair Rules and Resolutions Texas Ports, Innovation...
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Fault or no fault…an interesting proposal

My husband and I worked with engaged couples for 20 years at our church in marriage preparation.  The last thing that we
ever wanted to see was one of our couples filing for a divorce. That just might get harder to do in Texas.  Doing away with no fault divorce is what Texas State Representative Matt Krause from Ft. Worth has proposed in HB 93.  It would remove insupportability, meaning “no fault,” as a grounds for divorce.  Currently, couples in...
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Events & Meetings

September CCRW Monthly Meeting

September 9
League City 11:30 am - 1:00 pm La Brisa Mexican Grille More Info

Caring for America 2017

October 6
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Food for Thought

October 13
League City, Texas 77573 6 - 9 pm Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center More Info