Clint Mores introduced our guest                                      Representative Andrew Murr
  Representative Andrew Murr was first elected in 2014 to represent District 53 in the Texas House of Representatives. The district includes Bandera, Crockett, Edwards, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher and Sutton Counties. An eighth generation Texan, he was raised on a ranch in Kimble County, and attended school in Junction.
  Representative Murr attended Texas A&M University, receiving a bachelor degree, summa cum laude, in Agricultural Development with an emphasis in economics and policy. Following graduation, he worked toward his master's degree at A&M and earned his teaching certification, completing his student teaching in Mason. He subsequently graduated with highest honors from Texas Tech University School of Law. In 2008, Representative Murr was elected Kimble County Attorney. However, he was appointed to the position of County Judge, due to a vacancy, before he was sworn in. His kids are twelve and one year old.
 Legislature of the State of Texas, operating under the biennial system, convenes its regular sessions at noon on the second Tuesday in January of odd-numbered years. The maximum duration of a regular session is 140 days. There are appoxmently 9 to 12 thousand ideas for bills brought up every session. Only about 20% get passed
The Texas budget shortfall of about 2 billion dollars. This was due the the Covid-19 shutdown. 
The speaker of the house is retiring and Andrew is not looking to fill that positio
He sponsored House Bill HB-297

AUSTIN— Today, the Texas House passed HB 297 which would eliminate the school districts’ maintenance and operations property tax and replace it with a more efficient sales tax.

“Texas’ economy is the strongest in the country — owing in large part to the commitment of policymakers to the Texas Model and strong conservative fiscal leadership,” said Kevin Roberts, Ph.D., executive director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “HB 297, if paired with fiscal restraint in budgeting, would sustain our prosperity.”

HB 297 would establish an interim committee to study the most effective way to move from a maintenance and operations property tax to a sales tax system by January 1, 2022.

“The Foundation has long supported the elimination of property taxes in favor of a less burdensome sales tax system,” said Vance Ginn, Ph.D., senior economist and director of the Center for Economic Prosperity at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “The Texas House’s passage of HB 297 provides an excellent opportunity to eliminate nearly half of the costly property tax burden along with almost all of the disliked Robin Hood system. This legislation should make its way through the process and to the Governor’s desk so there can be a robust discussion during the interim of how to make Texas an even greater economic juggernaut for prosperity.”


Interested in Ways and Means committee, Jurist and Criminal prudence.

Questions ask Will Texas ever get gambling? He said not at this time

Early voting starts Oct 13th thru 30th.

His director in the Kerrville office is one of our own Kellie Early