Governmental Affairs Articles and Information

Texans Still Waiting for CHIP Extension.

A federal health insurance program covering nearly 400,000 Texas children is still in limbo as the state remains hopeful it can get additional funding to extend coverage for an additional month. Congress failed to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known...

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How American Manufacturing is NAFTAs Biggest Winner

As the Trump Administration works to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), American companies of every size, sector, and state have been reassessing the agreement’s importance. We’ve heard a great deal from American farmers and ranchers, whose...

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Tax Reform: Neutral Yet Positive

Budget impacts of pro-growth tax reform remain a significant issue, and reasonably so given the large projected deficits the Obama administration left behind. On Monday, the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy released its analysis confirming what we and others...

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Tax Reform Worries China

U.S. tax reform is garnering attention from one of our competitors. The Wall Street Journal reports China is worried Congress' work on tax reform is a threat to its global competitiveness by making the United States “a more attractive place to invest." [subscription...

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Mayor asks for Review of EIC Appointments

Kerrville Mayor Bonnie White wants the city council to review and consider action in executive session Tuesday regarding appointments to the Economic Improvement Corporation board of directors. The terms of four of the seven directors are due to expire, but not until...

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Kerr County to sue Pharma Companies for Opioid Crisis

Kerr County has retained legal counsel to sue drug companies for their role in the opioid crisis that is taxing the resources of local governments. The commissioners Monday voted 3-1 (Precinct 1 Commissioner Harley Belew voting against) to retain Watts, Guerra LLP of...

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Which Tax Breaks will Survive and which will Die?

President Trump is looking at his first major legislative victory, promising “massive” and “historic” tax cuts after a reform bill passed both chambers of Congress. But before a bill can get to his desk, the House and the Senate need to merge their two proposals into...

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Supreme Court Enforces Trump’s Travel Ban

Handing the White House a huge judicial victory, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of President Trump’s travel ban affecting residents of six majority-Muslim countries. The justices said the policy can take full effect despite multiple legal challenges...

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