Austin, TX -- State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) has filed HB 1314 that will phase out Texas' Franchise Tax (also called the Margin Tax) over the next 10 years and provide significant tax relief for Texas business owners.
Today, State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) and State Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) held a press conference to discuss HB 1087 and SB 426 that will expand the state's annual sales tax holiday weekend. Specifically, the bills will increase the purchase limit amount on clothing, shoes, backpacks, and school supplies eligible for sales tax exemption from $100 to $200 while adding certain electronic devices, such as computers, tablets and e-readers, to the list of school supply items that are tax-free during the sales tax holiday.
(via KENS Channel 5, San Antonio)
AUSTIN -- The back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday weekend has saved Texans more than $862 million on clothing, shoes, backpacks and school supplies.
That's according to state Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) and Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston), who say legislators interested in significantly cutting taxes this session would do well to start with expanding the holiday would be a big step.
Austin, TX -- Today, State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) and State Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) held a press conference to discuss HB 1087 and SB 426 that will expand the state's annual sales tax holiday weekend. Specifically, the bills will increase the purchase limit amount on clothing, shoes, backpacks, and school supplies eligible for sales tax exemption from $100 to $200 while adding certain electronic devices, such as computers, tablets and e-readers, to the list of school supply items that are tax-free during the sales tax holiday.
State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) has filed a property tax relief package that will reduce the tax burden on Texas homeowners. HB 957 reduces the appraisal cap from 10 percent to 5 percent, while HB 958 will increase the standard homestead exemption from $15,000 to $30,000 for school district tax purposes.
Austin, TX -- Yesterday, State Representative Dwayne Bohac and his former District Director Kay Clinton presented Governor Rick Perry with a framed copy of a poem that the two wrote to honor the governor's service to the State of Texas. Entitled Paint Creek's Patriot, the poem represents a snapshot of Governor Perry's life from growing up in Paint Creek, Texas, to his rise to the Governor's Mansion. Click on the link below to read the poem:
Today, Rep. Dwayne Bohac spoke to KHOU about the 8th Legislative Session.
Says this session is about passing a conservative budget and addressing the state's transportation needs.
(via The Daily Beast)
Shove those “holiday trees” aside. Feed your “Season’s Greetings” to the Yule log. Deck your halls instead with boughs of holly, shouting “Merry Christmas” (or “Happy Hanukkah”) well into the night.
The latest front in the War on Christmas, like so many of its battles, began in Texas. In 2012, Dwayne Bohac, a state lawmaker from Houston, picked up his son from first grade and was alarmed to hear the boy say he had spent the day putting holiday decorations on a holiday tree.
(via the Fort Worth Star Telegram)
This is Texas.
So you can safely toss the generic holiday greetings out the door.
As students head into the final week before “winter break” and plan for their “winter parties” state lawmakers are reminding residents that they are free to use the greeting of their choice — “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah” or “Happy holidays,” if you must.
“Our teachers and students are able to celebrate the upcoming holiday season without fear of retribution or punishment,” said Rep. Dwayne Bohac, R-Houston, who last year helped pass the Merry Christmas law.
(via Breitbart News)
According to Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston), one of the lawmakers who helped pass the bill, Missouri and Tennessee have already passed comparable legislation. In eight other states, similar bills have been filed in one chamber or the other.
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