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Local Win: State Funding For Rose City Summer Camps

State funding is now available for summer programs, such as Rose City Summer Camps, that partner with local school districts to provide academic learning to kids. House Bill 3, the major school finance reform bill, passed into law this session.… read more

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Spending Accountability

Accountability and efficiency with your tax money is a common sense expectation. But the simple truth is that watching your money in Austin is easier said than done. That is why I sponsored a bill that will strengthen fiscal stewardship… read more

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Cutting Red Tape

Special-needs Texans need the kind of very special care provided by Breckenridge Village of Tyler (BVT).  But when red tape in Austin blocked BVT from providing that care, I went to work. I had the privilege of authoring House Bill… read more

Matt Schaefer Texas Representative

6th Most Conservative; Serving District 6

The 86th Legislative Session is done. There were great challenges. We had some wins, losses, and missed opportunities. Overall, I believe my record will reflect that I stood firm in the core values that are shared by so many in… read more

Texas State Capitol

Spending Your Money—The Good & The Bad

BUDGET UPDATE I am not happy with this budget—it spends too much money overall. My mission is significant property tax relief, results-driven funding for public schools, and a leaner budget. Last night the House unanimously passed a preliminary budget, and… read more

Texas Succeeds When Teachers Succeed

…And Texas Succeeds When Public Schools Succeed I am committed to the mission of our public schools. Period. Full stop. There are serious challenges facing our public schools, but we have also seen serious improvement. Schools in Tyler, Chapel Hill,… read more

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