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Dem: If it quacks like a tax, it's a tax (updated)

By Herbholland1 | Dec 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dallas Morning News Robert T. Garrett/Reporter All fees, surcharges and other revenue-raising measures would be classified officially as taxes under a state constitutional amendment proposed today by a veteran House Democrat. Rep. Richard Raymond, D-Laredo, said his “honesty in taxation” measure would prevent politicians — if they peppered taxpayers with higher fees for things like driver’s licenses,…

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Rep. Raymond To Introduce “Honesty in Taxation” Constitutional Amendment Identifying Fees as Taxes

By Herbholland1 | Dec 5, 2010 | Comments Off on Rep. Raymond To Introduce “Honesty in Taxation” Constitutional Amendment Identifying Fees as Taxes

State Representative Richard Peña Raymond (D-Laredo) has announced he will introduce a constitutional amendment that establishes honesty in taxation and classifies fees, surcharges and other revenue-generating measures as taxes. “Two weeks ago I met with staff members of the Legislative Council and directed them to draft the appropriate bill establishing once and for all what…

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Rep. Raymond Files Legislation to Protect Texas Families

By Herbholland1 | Nov 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

Tax-Free Food, Drinks, Medicine, and Child-Care Services LAREDO, Nov. 10, 2010 — Rep. Richard Peña Raymond (D-Laredo) has filed HJR 36 to protect Texans from higher taxes. The constitutional amendment prohibits the legislature from taxing certain food, drinks, medicine, or child-care services. “These are difficult times and Texas families across the state are facing increasing financial hardships.…

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State Rep. Raymond named honorary physician

By Herbholland1 | Sep 16, 2009 | Comments Off on State Rep. Raymond named honorary physician

By Ray Gomez Pro8 News Webb County may soon be seeing a lot more doctors in the area because of a new program offering incentives for physicians. Today State Representative Richard Raymond became an honorary doctor in a ceremony at the Gateway Community Health Center. Raymond worked on a recently passed bill that will attract…

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Fighting back tears, Peña Raymond delivers powerful personal privilege speech

By admin | Jul 24, 2009 | Comments Off on Fighting back tears, Peña Raymond delivers powerful personal privilege speech

AUSTIN, May 26 – Holding up framed poll tax receipts he said his father had to pay for to cast a vote, state Rep. Richard Peña Raymond on Tuesday told House members he would continue to fight the controversial voter ID bill for the fifth consecutive day. The Laredo Democrat delivered a personal privilege address…

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