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Law Passes, Parents Can Shop Tax Free Week Earlier

June 19th, 2013

It became law recently, after some independent Texas retailers had concerns about the timing of the weekend and urged Rep. Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound, to change the law.

Parker Votes for House Passed Budget

April 9th, 2013

“Crafting this budget entailed a long day on the House floor and a lot of teamwork,” Parker said. “In the end I am proud of the state budget that my colleagues and I have put forward. I believe that this two-year spending plan reflects Texas’ priorities by not raising taxes and investing heavily in education. We have also extended mental health services to another 6,300 Texans, delivered a pay increase to our state law enforcement officers and strengthened our public pensions.”

State Lawmaker Envisions Prosperous Partnership With Ex-Soviet Block Member

March 7th, 2013

Parker – a Flower Mound Republican who’s serving his fourth term in the House – initiated the Ukrainians fact-finding trip to Texas when he was in their country on private business in June. Parker makes a living making deals in the private equity business when he’s not on the public clock as a lawmaker. But he doesn’t just measure success in dollar signs. Parker sees the relations that he’s forged with the Ukrainians as an opportunity for economic collaboration that can be mutually beneficial and a step toward global security as well.

Parker To Lead Texas Tour For Ukraine Delegates

February 22nd, 2013

“The sole purpose of this is to promote investment in Texas,” Parker said. “We want to expand economic opportunities for Texas and Ukraine. We do work out there, and they do work out here. Continued investment will only help our economies.”

Texas’ Manufacturing Industry – Endless Promise But Not Without Challenges

February 12th, 2013

The House Manufacturing Committee report emphasized the need to develop creative solutions to our skilled workforce shortfall. In that light, I will be introducing legislation this session that will give the manufacturing industry more direct control over how the state utilizes our educational resources.

Rep. Tan Parker Appointed Chair of House Corrections Committee

February 1st, 2013

“It is a tremendous honor to lead the work of the Corrections Committee for the 83rd Legislative Session,” Parker stated. “I am committed to putting forward thoughtful work in managing the committee and advancing legislation that will empower our correctional system to operate more effectively and efficiently.”

The Road Left to Travel

January 19th, 2013

Over the last six years, Texas has cut taxes, balanced budgets by reducing state spending, fostered a strong economic climate, put forth pro-job growth policies, safeguarded election integrity, and strengthened Texas’s commitment to the life of unborn children, among other victories. Yet, much work still remains to keep Texas the envy of our nation. I like to call it the road left to travel, and collectively this will be the focus of the upcoming legislative session.

Rep. Tan Parker Takes The Oath of Office

January 8th, 2013

“I am deeply honored to be here for another term and to have my district’s faith in my service,” Parker stated with his wife and two daughters at his side. “Today was a very special day for my family and I, and I am eager and excited to spend the next 139 days addressing the critical issues facing this great state.”

Parker Suspends Local Meetings During Legislative Session

December 27th, 2012

In keeping with his six year standard, Representative Tan Parker announced the temporary conclusion of his first Saturday coffee gathering with constituents, coinciding with the start of the 83rd Legislative Session.

Parker Joins Committee Charged with Growing Manufacturing Base

October 24th, 2012

“I am pleased to be selected to serve on this important committee,” Parker stated. “With every dollar of manufacturing products sold creating an additional $1.40 in economic activity, reviving this critical industry is so important to our overall recovery from this global economic downturn. It is imperative that state lawmakers put the policies in place to bring about a manufacturing renaissance in Texas, and I am honored to be a part of that process.”