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High property taxes create a huge barrier to new jobs in Texas. If Chapter 312 is allowed to expire, Texas will lose major projects and jobs to other states. SHARE if you agree the Legislature must renew Ch. 312 to Keep Texas First.

The current Chapter 312 process is TRANSPARENT. The Chapter 312 tax exemption process is open to public scrutiny at every stage, including at least three separate votes per taxing entity in public meetings.

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Great start this morning with the Texas Association of Manufacturers. Manufacturers in Texas account for more than 14.3% of total output in the state and employ more than 869,600 Texans that earn on average of $82,540 a year. They are indispensable to our economy & ensure a competitive business environment.

Thank you to Lt. Governor Dan Patrick for a great kick off for Manufacturers Day at the Capitol! #manufacturingmatters #txlege

Manufacturers from across Texas are in Austin today for our 2019 Texas Manufacturing Day at the Capitol! We are reminding lawmakers that #manufacturingmatters to our economy and the roughly 870,000 hardworking men and women in our industry. #txlege

A new study that shows the Texas would realize more than $76 million in additional annual state revenue from the aerospace and defense industry – and help recover 4,000 lost jobs – if Texas aligned state franchise tax policy with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). TAM President Tony Bennett says,"Defense-related aerospace activity is a cornerstone of the Texas economy, with 17 of the top 20 firms in the nation with a substantial presence here. More than 44,000 employees – many of them military veterans – earn more than $100,000 in these high-quality jobs. We owe it to the men and women who are contributing to the security of our nation and our economy to embrace tax policy that attracts and retains these good jobs in Texas.” Read more on our website:

U.S. Steel restarting Lone Star pipe mill in Texas » Kallanish Energy News

U.S. Steel announced last week it’s restarting an idled pipe mill at its Lone Star Tubular Operations north of Longview in East Texas, made possible by improving market conditions, the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker said.

Great News in East Texas! U.S. Steel announced last week it’s restarting an idled pipe mill at its Lone Star Tubular Operations north of Longview Chamber of Commerce in East Texas, made possible by improving market conditions. #manufacturing Chris Paddie For Texas Bryan Hughes