Gun License Fees Going Down

A measure approved by the Senate State Affairs Committee this week would reduce the first-time fee for a license to carry a handgun from $140 to $40 and the annual renewal fee from $70 to $40. “Senate Bill 16 would take Texas from one of the highest fees in the nation...

School Choice Bill Proceeds to Senate

This week, the Senate Education Committee voted 7-3 to approve a “private school choice” bill (SB 3) and sent it to the full Senate for vote. The vote came two days after a hearing that lasted more than eight hours, with more than 150 people filling the room to...

Insurance Service Tax Exemption Bill Heard in House Ways and Means

One of the bills on TSCPA’s agenda – HB 2381 – received a hearing in the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday. This bill would provide a limited exemption for CPA firms from the insurance services tax if they are a duly licensed CPA firm under the Texas Public...