Increased the state’s share of education funding to buy down property tax rates on an ongoing basis. Worked to require districts to conduct efficiency audits, ensuring taxpayer dollars are being used responsibly.
Prioritized students and teachers by providing $4.5 billion in increased funding for our schools, providing $2 billion for teacher pay raises, and reducing the unfair Robin Hood tax system by $3.6 billion.
Imposed reforms to train first responders and school personnel to recognize human trafficking and increased penalties for those caught in the act.
Directed $800 million to secure our border and strengthened state laws against illegal border crossings.
Authored House Bill 803, the only tollway accountability bill of the session. Signed into law by Governor Abbott, this new law requires tolling entities to make certain financial data clear and transparent to the public.
Highway 380 Improvements
Created the Make 380 Safe Task Force comprised of area residents, Denton County and the Texas Department of Transportation to improve safety conditions along the corridor. Established a dual left turn lane from FM 1385 onto Highway 380, installed a new traffic signal at Magnolia and Highway 380 and installed a new crosswalk on FM 2931 to Providence Elementary.
The Sanctity of Life
Banned taxpayer-funded abortions, implemented the Texas Born-Alive Infant Protection Act and increased funding for the Alternatives to Abortion program.
Passed nearly a dozen pro-2nd Amendment bills during the 86th and supported other measures to strengthen the constitutional rights of law-abiding Texans.
Passed a ban on Surprise Medical Billing ensuring no patient receives an outrageous out-of-network medical bill from an in-network procedure. Improved prescription drug price transparency to eliminate large price increases on medicines.
Helped pass a bill to fund the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, in order to allow them to continue their work to prevent and find cures for cancer.