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Gov. Abbott seeks more dollars for Texas’ incentives funds

Gov. Greg Abbott’s office proposes growing its Texas incentives funds by almost $200 million, far above the totals contained in the Senate’s initial budget. The state budget started in the hands of the Senate this year, and it eventually will be reconciled with the House budget. Abbott’s staff, led by Jordan Hale, on Thursday morning requested significant… Keep Reading »

Main Street Ambassadors march on the Capitol

After two days of listening to exciting speakers, small business owners at America’s Small Business Summit set their sights on Capitol Hill to send a clear message to lawmakers—Roll Back Regulations Now!  One of the many regulations Washington is piling on small businesses is the new overtime rule that raises the level for salaried workers… Keep Reading »

U.S. Congressman Mark Veasey brings ‘Congressmen on the Corner’ event to Kroger in Irving

U.S. Congressman Mark Veasey hosted his quarterly “Congressmen on the Corner” event at the Kroger store on 6th Street in Irving on Saturday, April 30. Congressman Marc Veasey hosts his Congress on Your Corner events each month throughout the 33rd Congressional District.  The program is part of the Congressman’s constituent outreach and offers the opportunity… Keep Reading »

Early voting begins tomorrow! View the candidates forum on-demand

The League of Women Voters of Irving recently hosted a Candidates Forum that featured Irving City Council and Irving ISD School Board candidates. Participants included: Irving School Board Place 5: Lee Mosty and Adrian Jenkins Irving City Council Place 1 (single member): John Danish and Loren Byers Place 2 (at-large): Allan Meagher, Shamima Mondal and Tom Spink… Keep Reading »

Irving City Council election candidates

  City Council single-member district places 1 and 7 and at-large district place 2 are up for election. Registered voters will cast their ballots during early voting from April 25 to May 3 and on Election Day, May 7. Any resident who is a registered voter may vote for at-large district place 2. Only registered… Keep Reading »

Watch: Open line election special 2016

Irving City Council single-member district places 1 and 7 and at-large district place 2 are up for election. Registered voters will cast their ballots during early voting from April 25 to May 3 and on Election Day, May 7. View the 2016 candidate messages below: Presented by City of Irving

Look who stopped in Irving

As several presidential candidates swept through Texas to campaign these past few days, one made a stop in Irving. Republican candidate Ben Carson spoke at a town hall meeting hosted by the NE Tarrant Tea Party at the Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport Hotel at Carpenter Freeway and Esters Road. The hotel hosts many events… Keep Reading »

Federal Legislative Update

Several key pieces of legislation were signed into law that are crucial for the business community. President Obama signed the Fixing American’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act marking the first long-term transportation bill to be passed by Congress in a decade. The measure (H.R. 22) passed 83-16 in the Senate and 359-65 in the House. This… Keep Reading »

Action needed to protect Irving jobs

We are calling on you to help us in supporting a critical piece of legislation. Our United States Congressional leadership will vote on whether to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States- in the next 24 hours. The Ex-Im Bank is a critical tool for businesses of all sizes including several here in the… Keep Reading »

Aviall Applauds Irving for Support of Ex-Im Bank

Presented by PRNewswire Aviall, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, commends the City of Irving and the Greater Irving – Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce on the passing of a resolution supporting the reauthorization of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. Ex-Im offers loans and guarantees to foreign purchasers of U.S. manufactured goods who meet strict… Keep Reading »