Cary Cheshire

Cary Cheshire is the Vice President of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. A 6th Generation Texan, Cary attended Texas A&M University was active in a number of conservative causes including Ted Cruz's Senate campaign. He has also worked on campaigns to elect conservatives to Congress and the Texas Legislature. Cary enjoys college football, genealogy research, and the occasional craft beer.
Licensed Open Carry Clears Hurdle

Licensed Open Carry Clears Hurdle

If the Texas Senate gets its way, the familiar term “CHL” might be losing a letter. On Tuesday, Senators passed legislation by Sen. Craig Estes (R–Wichita Falls) which would remove the requirement that concealed handgun license holders conceal their weapon when they...

Licensed Open Carry Clears Hurdle

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Senate State Affairs Improves Public Integrity

Voting along partisan lines, the Senate’s State Affairs Committee voted 7-2 on Monday to move the ironically named Public Integrity Unit out of the Democrat-controlled Travis County District Attorney’s Office, instead placing the authority under the state Attorney...

Who Do You Serve?

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Who Do You Serve?

With religious liberty under near constant assault in Houston, Plano, and other Texas cities legislation was needed to protect the rights of business owners. Originally filed by State Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas), HJR 55  would do exactly that. If passed the bill...

Hall Monitor on Duty

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Hall Monitor on Duty

Abortion advocates rallied at the Texas Capitol on Wednesday to lobby the legislature for increased access and taxpayer funding for themselves as part of Planned Parenthood Lobby Day. In advance of the event, Texas Right to Life distributed signs saying, “Former...

Haste at the Expense of Diligence

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Haste at the Expense of Diligence

On Wednesday, the full body of Texas Senate moved to approve Gov. Abbott’s recent nominations to the University of Texas Board of Regents in the face of resistance from some of its conservative members. After an unprecedented five hour-long vetting process in the...

Strengthening the Spending Cap

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Strengthening the Spending Cap

At a press conference Tuesday, State Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) and Lt.  Gov. Dan Patrick unveiled new legislation that would dramatically  improve Texas' constitutional spending cap. Under the Texas Constitution, the current cap constrains the...

Rushing on Regents

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Rushing on Regents

Despite senators just last week having expressed serious misgivings about nominees to the University of Texas Board of Regents, the Nominations Committee today forwarded those nominees to the full Senate with just one vote dissenting. Misgivings were offered by the...

Freshman Joins Abbott in Opposing Nanny State

Freshman Joins Abbott in Opposing Nanny State

Recently, freshman State Rep. Matt Rinaldi (R-Irving) has responded to the call by Governor Abbott to address what has become a “patchwork quilt of bans and regulations that is eroding the Texas model.” His first target? Plastic bag bans which have crept from...

Sen. Schwertner: Freeze Tuition Increases

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Sen. Schwertner: Freeze Tuition Increases

In recent years the cost of higher education has skyrocketed exponentially, pricing more and more Texans out of many college options as administrators rampantly raise tuition and fees. In an effort to control the issue, State Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) has...