Frisco Senator Jane Nelson’s Capitol Digest

Senator Jane Nelson serves SD 12 in Denton County including Frisco. In order to keep the citizens of Frisco informed we publish the information from Representatives and Senators in it’s entirety. It should not be viewed as an endorsement. We do our best to leave it in the format of their newsletter.


Conference Committee On HB 1 Meets
The Conference Committee on HB 1, the state appropriations bill, met for the first time this week to begin working out differences between the Senate and House versions of the state budget.  Senator Nelson, Senate sponsor of HB 1, said she was looking forward to working with the House. “It is very clear to me our big picture goals are the same,” said Senator Nelson. “We both prioritize transportation and border security. We both provide significant tax relief and we both want to support our schools. These budgets have much more in common than they do in conflict and I am confident we can work out the difference and pass a budget that will make Texas proud.” To watch the full meeting, please click here.

Senator Nelson Passes Bills on Local Calendar
This Thursday, Senator Nelson passed three bills on the Senate’s Local and Uncontested Calendar and sent them to the House for further consideration. The bills include SB 53, which would require state agencies to undergo a zero-based budget review on a rotating schedule, along with legislation supporting child advocates. To follow her bills online, click here.
Governor and First Lady Abbott Host Luncheon Honoring Women Legislators
Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott hosed a luncheon this week honoring Texas woman legislators. Senator Nelson attended the luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion. “Thank you to Governor and First Lady Abbott for honoring women legislators,” said Senator Nelson.  To see a photo from the event, please visit Senator Nelson’s Facebook page.
Senator Nelson Talks With Texas Tribune
Senator Nelson recently sat down with the Texas Tribune to discuss her role as the Senate Finance Committee chairman and her work in writing the only bill the Legislature has to pass this session: the budget. The interview, which was posted online, can be heard here.


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