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Authored SB 84 / SJR 15 150 150 Dr. Schwertner

Authored SB 84 / SJR 15

Provides additional highway funding by ending a number of longstanding budgetary diversions that currently draw gas tax dollars away from the State Highway Fund to finance other state agencies and projects.

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Authored SB 8 150 150 Dr. Schwertner

Authored SB 8

Small Business Tax Relief Act – establishes a permanent $4 million total revenue exemption from the state’s business franchise tax and provides critical tax relief for tens of thousands of Texas businesses.

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Authored HB 1 – Rider 48 150 150 Dr. Schwertner

Authored HB 1 – Rider 48

Bans State Funds for High-Speed Rail Projects – bans the use of state taxpayer dollars to support the construction of high-speed railway in Texas.

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Co-Sponsored HB 5 150 150 Dr. Schwertner

Co-Sponsored HB 5

Texas Public Education Reform – a package of legislative reforms intended to improve Texas schools by expanding curriculum options, enhances school accountability, and reduces the burden of high-stakes standardized testing.

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Authored SB 1808 / SJR 61 150 150 Dr. Schwertner

Authored SB 1808 / SJR 61

If Texas were to negotiate and agree to a Texas-based Medicaid solution, this bill calls for an amendment to the Texas Constitution that requires state agencies to report on any local cost savings realized by expanding Medicaid and requires those funds be returned to Texas taxpayers in the form of a tax rate reduction.

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