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Congressman Michael Burgess (TX)-Obamacare Video

I believe it is important to know what your elected officials think about the most important topics of the day. My elected US Representative is Michael Burgess. Here is a video of him on the floor explaining the process of how the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was implemented, and why he believes it should not be funded. Regardless of your own beliefs on any particular topic, each of us should take the time to know our elected officials. I'll try to post additional information from some of Frisco's other elected officials, as well. Robert Newton is an attorney based in Frisco, Texas, that practices...

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Property Tax Protest Deadline ? May 31, 2013

Hello Texas residents. This is a reminder that the general protest deadline for property taxes is May 31, 2013. If the Notice of Appraised Value was mailed after May 1, then the deadline would be thirty (30) days from the date the notice was mailed. Proper reasons to protest include the following: (i) disagreement as to the market or appraised value of the property; (ii) the unequal appraisal of the property; (iii) the inclusion of the property on the appraisal roll (iv) the failure to apply exemptions; (v) qualification of timber or agricultural appraisals; (vi) taxable status of the property; (vii) the property is not within a particular...

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Results of the May 11, 2013 Election

I hope everyone remembered to vote. Below are the links to the election results from the May 11, 2013 elections. Click on your county and scroll to your jurisdiction(s). Collin County Election Results Dallas County Election Results Denton County Election Results Tarrant County Election Results   From your Frisco, Texas, attorney....

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Vote Today ? Saturday, May 11, 2013

Local Elections are today. Be like Nic and vote! Polls should be open until 7:00 p.m. You can find voting location and sample ballots by clicking on your below county. Also, don’t forget to review the candidates and bond proposals. Collin County Voter Information Dallas County Voter Information Denton County Voter Information Tarrant County Voter Information From your Frisco attorney, Robert Newton ...

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Texas Home-School Students Access to Public School Sports (The Tim Tebow Bill)

The Texas Senate passed a bill (21-7) affectionately coined the Tim Tebow Bill on April 25, 2013, which is formally known as S.B. 929. The bill would allow home-school students to participate in sports for the schools they would otherwise attend. The bill is currently being considered by the House Education Committee. A brief description of the bill follows: (i)         A public school that participates in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) must allow home-school students that otherwise meet the eligibility standards to participate in sport activities in the same manner as students actually enrolled in the public school. (ii)        The home-schooled student...

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