The online publication named her for the second session in a row, noting her work in passing the Senate budget this week by a vote of 31-0. "A vote unanimously passing the budget has not happened in the Texas Senate since 2005," the publication wrote. Capitol Inside, Editor and Publisher Mike Hailey said, "Jane Nelson has as much or more power now as any Texas lawmaker in modern history - and she's earned every bit of it."
"I'm honored to be recognized. More importantly, I'm proud of what we are accomplishing this session. Just this week, the Senate unanimously passed a smart budget that meets our priority needs and keeps Texas on path to a successful future," Senator Nelson said. "I thank my Senate colleagues for their hard work and guidance through the process."
Senator Nelson is chair of the Finance Committee, a member of the State Affairs Committee, the Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports , the Legislative Budget Board, the Legislative Audit Committee, the Partnership Advisory Commission and the Joint Committee to Study Teacher Retirement System Health Benefit Plans.
Senator Nelson was previously named Senate MVP for the 84th Legislative Session and she has appeared on three of the previous five Capitol Inside "All-Pro" teams with honorable mentions.
State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, today announced $10 million in funds from the General Appropriations Act, SB 1,will be distributed to a local nonprofit, Ranch Hands Rescue, and dedicated to supporting survivors of human trafficking.Read More