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Resolution in Support of Full Funding for the Children with Special Health Care Needs Program
Whereas, the 2018 Platform of the Republican Party of Texas asserts that all innocent human life must be respected and safeguarded from fertilization to natural death, therefore, the unborn, the aged, and the physically or mentally challenged have a fundamental individual right to life; and
Whereas, all life is endowed with intrinsic value by our Creator and children with disabilities, while requiring extra medical care and provision, add tremendous value to our society and community,and children with disabilities should be protected and medically provided for; and
Whereas, healthcare costs for all families regardless of income (affluent, middle-class or indigent) make caring for these children cost prohibitive as these are NOT typical Medicaid issues,
Therefore, be it resolved that the Republican Party of Travis County recommends the Texas Legislature fully fund the Children with Special Health Care Needs Program.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be sent to every Travis County State Representative and State Senator as well as the Governor. Lt. Governor and Speaker of the Texas House. Approved 1/22/19
Cap Metro referendum resolution
Be it Resolved; the TCRP supports changes to the Texas Transportation Code (TTC), in Sections 451.407, 451.409, and 451.4125, providing for CapMetro area voters to Petition for a ballot issue referendum; if approved by voters, the referendum would reallocate 50% of CapMetro's tax revenue to a TxDOT fund dedicated to road congestion relief in the CapMetro service areas;
Be it further Resolved; the TCRP requests state Senators Donna Campbell and Dawn Buckingham to file such draft legislation in the 2019 session. Approved 1/22/19
2.5% rollback trigger bill resolution
WHEREAS property taxes in Travis County are unsustainable, and Travis County voters deserve more tools to protect themselves from the runaway taxes and spending of local government; and
WHEREAS Plank 162 of the Republican Party of Texas Platform endorses the concept of a 2.5 percent rollback trigger, requiring voter approval for property tax increases above that amount, and those concepts are contained in House Bill 2 and Senate Bill 2
BE IT RESOLVED that the Travis County Republican Party endorses and supports in full House Bill 2 and Senate Bill 2 currently pending before the Texas Legislature; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Travis County Republican Party encourages all legislators to support a 2.5 percent rollback trigger and resist efforts to raise that trigger or otherwise make it easier to raise property taxes. Approved 3/19/19