Issues

Keeping Texans Healthy

There is no other part of the state budget that the federal government controls more than in the area of healthcare.  Despite many onerous federal mandates, the state can exercise some discretionary spending. 

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Keeping our Communities Safe

Sarah supports and has passed initiatives designed to help keep us safer from crime.  Sarah serves on the House Corrections Committee and filed legislation to investigate the assessments used by the Board of Pardons and Paroles to determine parole decisions following the senseless murder of a young Bellaire man at the hands of a person who should never have been on parole. 

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Excellence and Accountability in Education

Sarah, a proud graduate of the Texas public school system, believes in the power of education to transform the lives of Texans of all ages. Sarah knows a loving, supporting family and a good education are the two most important keys to future success for our young Texans.  

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A Friend of Israel

Sarah passed legislation meant to counter the “Boycott, Divestiture, and Sanction Israel” movement.  Her legislation demotivates discriminatory trade practices by prohibiting the State from investing or contracting with companies that are part of the concerted effort to isolate Israel from the global community through boycotting, divestment or sanctions. Trade with Israel currently represents three-quarters of a billion dollars.

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Fiscal Conservatism

As Chair of the House Appropriations Sub-Committee on Budget Transparency and Reform, Sarah worked hard in the 84th legislative session for real budgetary transparency for Texas taxpayers. Sarah helped eliminate nearly 20 different occupational taxes and fought to reform the use of dedicated revenue accounts. This means specific use tax collections will again be used for their intended purposes, or we will eliminate the unnecessary collections all together.

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Government Accountability

Sarah is a recognized champion of government accountability as shown by her voting record and her committee assignments.  Sarah is the Chairman of the General Investigation and Ethics Committee. – a role she takes very seriously. 

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