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We just finished a three day Senate Republican Caucus of current elected members preparing for the next session. Some of our visitors and presenters were Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, as well as Attorney General Ken Paxton. As it was the Gov’s birthday, we presented him with a birthday cake! I look forward to doing the work of SD-3 during the next session. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy birthday Gov Abbott!! 🎂💖
Happy Birthday Sir.
Happy birthday Gov! Now let's get some gun rights in Texas, constitutional carry, stop Trumps bumpstock ban, reciprocity... You know, like the Bill of Rights!
Can someone please tell Texas citizens about the plan to stop the caravan from forcing their way across the boarder?
Immigration problems should be on your agenda. Also-Replace STAAR with rigorous curriculum and testing. This would require teaching with plans for an interesting but challenging learning environment. Grading and returning papers for correction. The STAAR test kills spirits, kills creativity, kills spontaneous teaching moments, kills the thrill for discovery learning. And is a time waster for months for the student who “gets it”. Please kill the test. Lastly clean up Texas. This should be a program to be fast tracked. Don’t Mess With Texas was a successful program for maybe twenty years. The expression is iconic. But our state is dirty and roads trashy. Reignite Don’t Mess With Texas. Make it real again.
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Last week, I met with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and representatives from surrounding counties to discuss legislative concerns for the upcoming session. ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
In preparation for the 86th Legislative Session, my office and others have begun to work on drafts and will be able to start filing bills today. Many of the ideas we get for legislation come from those in the district who have presented issues affecting themselves or their community. Not all problems constitute the need for a new law, but on the rare occasion one is necessary, my office is ready to work with you on those issues. I intend to file legislation which addresses the concerns of Senate District 3 as well as the state. I will keep you updated as we continue in the process for the upcoming session and look forward to working for you in the Texas Senate. ... See MoreSee Less
Rural areas still have such limited options for Internet. Thank you for your work on our behalf!
so glad you are willing to help amend laws that need to be updated
Senator Nichols, I know we’ve several times about Public Education, STAAR, Insurance, Retirement Etc. Will you please keep pro public education in mind when bills cross your desk? And as I mentioned at the Cherokee County Republican Headquarter’s opening, I am ALWAYS willing to speak with your or your staff about education from a teacher’s point of view. Thank you, Cherokee County Precinct 24 Chair
Since you have mentioned addressing concerns for the entire state, I will mentioned that I am most concerned that the State of Texas keeps reducing its share of funding for Public Education and some want to fund private or charter schools with no accountability to taxpayers. That needs to stop.
What about those of us who are tired of seeing our money forcibly taken from us to pay for fancy new buildings and football fields and high administration salaries and benefits and a failed education system that our children and grandchildren will never use.
A couple of questions: -where are we at on marijuana legislation? Texas could use the tax money (refer to Colorado). -if parents homeschool their kids or send them to private school, I don’t feel as if they should have to pay public school tax- can we get some legislation on this?
Now is the time to show that you work for ALL Texans by putting pro public education issues 1st. We need sensible school funding by the state instead of steadily taking $ and causing property taxes to rise. High stakes assessment (STAAR) is detrimental to our students and proves very little about student OR teacher improvement. Health care for educators and retirees are through the roof. Too many in the state legislature have been fighting against public education over the years...and we are watching. Thank you
Senator Nichols , We need to do something about the terrible situation at the DPS - Office closings, staff shortages - Texas citizens are suffering with long lines, poor service & undue inconvenience when trying to get drivers license renewed or other needs from the DPS.
Increase public education funding, but have it come from the state not the local districts, fix and secure the teacher retirement/TRS system, have the insurance plan teachers are on be the same as the board of education officials. It’s not as expensive up front, and we know teachers just don’t make enough to pay $400 for a RX when they are already shelling out $$$ for the insurance itself. Do away with STAAR, it’s inefficient, written horridly and does NOT do an accurate job of testing kids knowledge. Take a look at our increasing property taxes we are having to pay due to the state’s continuous decline of public education funding.
Education funding, and teacher retirement MUST be an important issue.
We want HB 63
Properly fund Education from the state, combine ERS and TRS insurance and retirement, eliminate the STAAR test (The Iowa basic exam is a good replacement and only for the years and subjects that are federally required), make the TEKS developmentally appropriate (quit pushing TEKS down into grade levels that aren't ready) and quit penalizing schools for attendance by taking away funding, if a kid is sick they need to stay home and not give it to all their classmates.
You need to start removing laws. We don’t need more laws.
Border security, immigration reform, (because this impacts our whole state, not just the border), school choice, reduced property taxes, and better internet capabilities in rural areas are at the top of my list. Please focus on these areas.
Help Texas to have a capable workforce by following Article VII, Section 1 of the Texas Constitution, which states that it is the Legislature’s duty to provide for the “support and maintenance of an efficient system of public free schools.” 1. Fund public schools fairly. Increase the state's share of funding to a minimum of 50% for M & O in the budgets of local schools. End the unfair advantage that large corporations and large business property owners have in the property tax appraisal process. The current system allows large property owners to consistently underpay property taxes, and the average home owners and small business owners get squeezed more and more, while the state pays less. 2. Attract and keep qualified and effective public school educators and staff by giving them a living wage and quality health insurance. Show respect to active and retired educators and staff by providing healthcare that is equal to what other state employees have through ERS. The discrepancies between the two plans show a lack of respect and a lack of concern. 3. Do NOT siphon money away from the public schools into vouchers for private schools, charter schools, or home schooling. Children who are already at an economic and social disadvantage will lose out. Public schools are already underfunded.
Remove the laws that make growing a crop of Hemp illegal. Why in the world has Texas and America sunk so lo to forbid a crop from being grown. Hemp was grown at the founding of the USA and George Washington even said that it should be grown. It is not a drug. It is a staple product. Better paper, oil and fiber. End the insanity please.
Take control of the Alamo from George P Bush, and put it under the Parks and Wildlife Department!
why are water companies not libel for high water pressure , water breaks of their customers??
Please introduce a bill to ban daylight saving time.
Work to properly and fully fund public education. That means increase the state's portion and not put it on the backs of local tax payers. Get rid of that soul sucking STAAR test and take the BILLIONS spent on administrering it and apply those monies to fund public education. Give Texas teachers a liveable salary and fix their health insurance. Teachers deserve the same insurance that you and every other state employee receive. Realign the TEKS and make them age appropriate. I didn't learn to read until the 1st grade and still have a joy of reading. Kindergarteners need to learn through play not by cramming information down their throats too much too soon. I could go on but will stop for now but I think you get the picture!
I so agree with you, Dovie
Support of increased school financing and lower property taxes. The property tax situation in Texas is ridiculous.
Get rid of Daylight Savings Time!!!!!
Thanks for meeting with me about physical therapy issues!
Please consider legislation to significantly lower property taxes ...a consumer tax to lower school taxes may be worth a look.
We just finished a three day Senate Republican Caucus of current elected members preparing for the next session. Some of our visitors & presenters were Gov @GregAbbott_TX, Lt Gov @DanPatrick, US Senators @tedcruz & @JohnCornyn, & AG @KenPaxtonTX. #txlege
Last week, I met with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and representatives from surrounding counties to discuss legislative concerns for the upcoming session. @txextension #txlege
In preparation for the 86th #txlege Session, my office & others have begun to work on drafts & will be able to start filing bills today. I intend to file legislation which addresses the concerns of SD-3 as well as the state. I look forward to working for you in the Texas Senate.
Senator Nichols is a tried-and-true conservative. He served as County Chairman for dozens of Republican candidates including United States Senators John Tower, Phil Gramm and John Cornyn, then-Governor George W. Bush, Governor Rick Perry and Nichols’ conservative tradition continues. Nichols has been named a “Champion for Free Enterprise” by the Texas Association of Business multiple years in a row, Texas Eagle Forum has named him one of the most conservative members of the Texas Legislature, and he has been named a “Champion for Children” by the Equity Center for his work to improve the school finance system.
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