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Rep. Four Price Honored With “2013 Texas Legislative Champion” Award

September 25, 2013
MyHighPlains.com - KAMR4 Fox14

State Representative Four Price was named the “2013 Texas Legislative Champion” for his efforts to keep the oil and natural gas industry strong in Texas.

Senator Cruz visits Amarillo

I enjoyed spending time with Senator Ted Cruz last Friday as he spent most of the day in Amarillo. We toured the Bell Helicopter facility and participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce.  Our visit to Bell Helicopter showcased what the Panhandle is doing for our country.  With Bell, Pantex and others in our backyard, we have much to be proud of here at home.

Price: Texas budget reflects conservatism

July 13, 2013
Amarillo Globe-News

When Texas lawmakers convene in Austin for the legislative session every two years, our single constitutional responsibility is passing a balanced budget for state government spending. Proudly, I am a member of the budget writing committee in the Texas House. From my vantage point, I can say the recently passed state budget is conservative with modest growth to accommodate our state’s priorities. Let me provide a few insights about the budget Texas Panhandle residents should know.

Statement from Representative Price on Comptroller Combs Retirement

Representative Price has released a statement in response to today's announcement by Comptroller Combs that she will not seek election in 2014: 

"I commend Susan Combs for her strong record of public service to the State of Texas.  Her contributions to Texans as a public servant touch all corners of our great state. Her advocacy for fiscal responsibility, property owners’ rights, and government transparency leave a lasting legacy as the taxpayers’ champion. I join all Texans in applauding her career and wish her all the best."

 

Representative Four Price to Serve on House Select Committee on Redistricting

Speaker Joe Straus has appointed State Representative Four Price to serve on the 19-member House Select Committee on Redistricting, a special committee that will review the state's interim redistricting plans over the course of the special session. 

Read more: http://bit.ly/12MHydR

 

End of 83rd General Session

As this 2013 regular session draws to a close, and we prepare for a Special Legislative Session, I’d like to look back on the progress made over the last 140 days for House District 87 and for Texas.

When the 83rd legislative session kicked off in January, there were a number of issues I wanted to address – healthcare, public safety, and water, among others – so I laid out the priorities ahead and promises kept from the previous legislative session.

Booster seat bill headed to Gov. Perry for signature

May 20, 2013
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

By Enrique Rangel

A-J MEDIA AUSTIN BUREAU

AUSTIN — A bill requiring motorists with children in the car to have booster seats and making sure the youngsters are buckled up is headed to Gov. Rick Perry’s desk for his signature.

Update on Texas Water

 

With just ten days left of the 2013 regular legislative session, members in the House and Senate are pushing to reach an agreement on one of the most significant issues for this session – water. 

Representative Allan Ritter, Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, introduced House Bills 4 and 11 this session to jump start the state’s water plans and provide a financing strategy for those projects.

Final Day for General House Bills

Friday, May 10th marks an important deadline for the 83rd Texas Legislative Session: it is the last day for the House of Representatives to consider general House bills on the floor. Local House bills and Senate bills continue to be heard.

House members filed 4,079 bills and joint resolutions this session.  As of Tuesday, May 7th, House committees passed approximately 1,757 bills and joint resolutions; the full House passed 669 bills and joint resolutions.

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