Today, State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) was named “Champion for Public Education” by the Houston Asian Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented to Bohac for his commitment to using innovative strategies and to creating an education “marketplace” to ensure that all Texas children receive a high quality education.
Today, State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) was named “Local Quality of Life Champion” by the Houston West Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented to Bohac for his tireless efforts to reduce local flooding, create open recreational spaces, improve local roadways, and strengthen public safety.
With the school year set to begin, State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) reminds Texas families and shoppers to take advantage of our state's annual sales tax holiday this weekend, August 9-11.
State Representative Dwayne Bohac is pleased to have participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Briar Branch Detention Basin which will provide significant flood protection for the communities in and around Briar Branch Creek in the Spring Branch community. Bohac worked alongside local residents, civic leaders, and various organizations in the advocacy of a new detention basin in the area as part of a “3 point plan” to address flooding along the channel.
Today, Governor Rick Perry signed House Bill 308—the “Merry Christmas Bill”—into law. The bill, authored by State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston), protects the right of teachers and students to celebrate traditional winter holidays like Christmas and Hanukkah in public schools without fear of litigation or punishment.
Yesterday, the Texas House approved a balanced state budget for the 2014-2015 biennium. The budget does not exceed the state’s constitutional spending limit, maintains a robust Rainy Day Fund for future emergencies, and does not raise taxes.
“I am pleased that we were able to pass a balanced state budget that does not raise taxes, maintains a robust Rainy Day Fund for future emergencies, and stays within our constitutional spending limit,” said Bohac.
The tax-cut package - the final piece of which was approved by the House and Senate late on Sunday - includes an extension of a business franchise tax exemption for small businesses and a rate cut for businesses of all sizes.
In our education marketplace - like in all other marketplaces - it is imperative for long-term success that educators work relentlessly to deliver superior customer service by knowing their customers inside and out. One size no longer fits all. The status quo cannot prevail. It doesn't have to cost a great deal of money. But it does require a paradigm shift and out-of-the-box thinking.
The House on Wednesday approved a bipartisan bill that aims to remove legal risks of saying “Merry Christmas” in Texas public schools. Traditional holiday symbols, such as a menorah or nativity scene, would also win a nod of state support so long as more than one religion and a secular symbol are also reflected.
Over the last four months, the Texas House of Representatives has been working hard to deliver real results for Texas families. With one month left in the 83rd Legislative Session, I wanted to share a quick update on what we’ve accomplished and our priorities in the coming weeks.
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