Monthly Archives: March 2011

House Republicans Pledge Fiscal Responsibility on the State Budget

March 31st, 2011

GOP House Members Support Limited Use of Economic Stabilization Fund and Oppose Tax Increase AUSTIN, TEXAS (March 31, 2010) . . . At the outset of the biennial budget debate in the Texas House of Representatives, the House Republican Caucus renewed its commitment to fiscal responsibility, limiting the growth of government and tightening the economic […]

Parker Presents Job Creation Legislation

March 30th, 2011

Flower Mound Leader Tuesday, Rep. Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound) raised attention to the fact that while Texas added more than 22,000 jobs last month and lowered the state’s unemployment rate, the manufacturing sector lost another 1,500 jobs.  This news comes a week after Parker presented his manufacturing jobs creation legislation, House Bill 433, to the […]

House Energy Resources Committee Hears Rep. Parker’s HB 2125 and HB 2126

March 24th, 2011

Denton county lawmaker explains legislation to House Committee that seeks to promote safety in urban gas producing areas Austin, TX – (Today) Representative Tan Parker laid out legislation before the House Energy Resources Committee that seeks to prioritize and enhance safety standards for urban parts of Texas with a high concentration of oil and gas […]

Commissioners Join Forces With State Representative

March 21st, 2011

“I am very happy Rep. Parker filed these bills,” said Commissioner Andy Eads. “I think it’s important to get behind these two bills.”

House Bills Target Urban Drilling

March 8th, 2011

Dallas Morning News By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe A pair of bills and an appropriations rider pending in the Texas Legislature could bring more vigorous inspections to natural gas production facilities in urban parts of the Barnett Shale area. Rep. Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound, introduced two bills Friday that make state inspections a priority in urban counties […]

Parker Files Bills that Promotes Safe Drilling Practices

March 6th, 2011

“Ever since the largest natural gas field in Texas was discovered underneath our home of Denton County, the balance of maintaining a safe and nurturing environment while drilling in an urban setting has been a major priority for me and my community. I believe this legislation will continue to promote the highest safety standards necessary for harvesting natural gas in urban areas,” said Parker.

Commission Orders Northern Route

March 6th, 2011

Rep. Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound, who encouraged the PUC to route the power line to the north, said in a prepared statement that he thought the decision was the best for Denton County and that he, too, would be watching out for those affected by the decision.

“I will continue to work with the landowners and stakeholders of that area to ensure that their rights are preserved and that this process continues to transition smoothly,” Parker wrote.

Rethinking Nature’s Laws

March 6th, 2011

HB 1395 by Rep. Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound, would amend Texas’ toothless boater safety education requirements.

Under HB 1395, a person born on or after Sept. 1, 1993 and operating a sailboat longer than 14 feet, a motor-powered personal watercraft or any boat powered by a 15-horsepower or larger motor would be required to have taken and passed a state-authorized boater safety course and carry proof of that certification.

Representative Parker Makes Safety in the Barnett Shale a Legislative Priority

March 3rd, 2011

Representative Tan Parker files bills that further promote safe drilling practices in the Barnett Shale Flower Mound, TX – (Today) Representative Tan Parker filed legislation that seeks to protect and enhance safety standards for urban communities that experience frequent gas drilling operations. The legislative package was developed to reinforce that the main priority for state […]

Vote on Sonogram Bill Could Come Wednesday

March 2nd, 2011

Regarding this bill and another Republican-backed bill — voter ID legislation — Rep. Tan Parker, chair of the Republican Caucus External Communications Committee, said, “These issues are important to Texans and thanks to a stronger Republican majority in the Legislature. We will be able to take decisive action on these and other significant issues.”