FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2014
Austin - On Thursday, May 8, 2014, Senator Robert Nichols spoke to the Jasper Republican Club and gave a preview of the upcoming 84th Legislative Session and what the state can look forward to in regards to education, transportation, healthcare and water.
First elected to the Texas Senate in 2006, Robert Nichols represents 19 counties including the greater part of East Texas.
During his four sessions as a state senator, Nichols authored and passed legislation to protect landowners' rights, increase educational opportunities in East Texas and reform transportation policies. He has worked to reduce Medicaid fraud, and promote free-market principles. During his time with the Sunset Advisory Committee, he was able to help eliminate six state agencies which saved the tax payers $161.9 million. He has been named a 'Champion for Children' by the Equity Center, a 'Friend of County Government' by the Texas Association of Counties and a 'Champion of Free Enterprise' by the Texas Association of Business.