“It’s clear that new registered voters are ready to help us keep Texas red and support a bold conservative cultural agenda in 2023.”
Texas A&M: We Never Actually Considered Removing Sul Ross Statue
The Young Democratic Socialists of America at Texas A&M had previously organized a “Bye Bye Sully Ross” protest.
Will Texas Lawmakers Do Anything to Stop Big Tech’s Rampant Censorship?
“Texas, why are we not leading the way?”
Daniel Hodge: The Highest-Paid Lobbyist in Texas
Texas Scorecard examines Texas’ highest-paid lobbyists.
Abbott Set to Announce Priorities in State of the State Address
Gov. Greg Abbott will have the opportunity to provide more clarity to lawmakers and citizens alike.
Straus PAC Gives Big Check to Jim Griffin
Straus is seeking to support the same kind of obstructionists he relied on during his time in office.
Teacher Retirement System Staying Put, Will Not Pay Monthly Rent of $326K
At yesterday’s board meeting, trustees voted to remain at their current location and sublease the space at Indeed Tower instead.
Sheffield Re-Election Would Put Granny Tax on Agenda Again
Sheffield would be in even better shape to pass the granny tax if Democrats are successful in taking the Texas House.
Dan Flynn Betrayed Taxpayers, Supported Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying
Banning taxpayer-funded lobbying has been a priority of the Republican Party of Texas and even Gov. Greg Abbott.
Gun-Control Activists Next Target? Turning Texas Blue
The move is part of a national spending spree by Everytown that aims to spend at least $60 million, more than double what it spent in the 2018 midterm elections.
5-Way Race to Replace Bonnen
As soon as the seat became open, candidates jumped at the opportunity to put their names on the ballot.
Local Government Takes on Cain in HD 128
A two-term lawmaker, Cain is being challenged by establishment-backed Robert Hoskins, a former Goose Creek ISD trustee and current Baytown City councilman.
Three Republicans Compete for Chance to Take Back HD 45
The GOP lost HD 45 to Democrats in the Beto wave. Now, three Republicans are vying for the chance to take it back.
Trombley Primaries Patterson in HD 106
State Rep. Jared Patterson drew a challenge from James Trombley in the Republican primary for Texas House District 106 in Denton County.
PAC Funded by Bezos, Bloomberg Entering Texas Congressional Races
A review of With Honor PAC’s board and financiers includes billionaire Democrats Jeff Bezos and Michael Bloomberg, along with anti-Trump Republican allies.
Sandbagging The Taxpayers
You always get more of what you subsidize, especially risky behavior. That’s certainly the case along Texas’ hurricane-prone coastline.
Giving Environmentalists The Bird
Pop quiz: Do you save the planet from global warming by switching to renewable energy sources, or do you protect a species from tragic death knowing you’ll make the planet uninhabitable in somewhere between 5 to 5 million years?
It Didn’t Work Before, So Let’s Spend Even More
Teaching all kids in both English and Spanish failed when tried before, so of course, the Austin Independent School District is going to waste even more money — and kids academic lives — by doing it again. That’s what inept bureaucracies do: spend money on fads, rather than results.
Star-Telegram Forecasts School Finance Crisis, Says Schools Lack Funds
The Star-Telegram’sÂ editorial suggests state law needs to be changed to allow school districts to tax more without a vote, even while noting that 77 percent of district rate increase requests and 75 percent of bond proposals were approved by voters in 2007.
Two weeks ago the Office of the Attorney General of Texas weighed in on the recent controversy regarding the speakership of the Texas House. For 99.99 percent of Texans, that issue is about as exciting as watching the grass turn brown. But in the course of the ruling, the AGâ€™s office offered an interesting note. The ruling states, â€œWe presume that the Legislature never does a useless act.â€ You can almost hear the laughter, canâ€™t you?
Texas is the fastest growing state in the Union. According to the U.S. Census bureau, the Lone Star State’s population now exceeds 23.9 million — adding 500,000 people in just 12 months. Of course, you can expect the liberals to use our growth as yet another excuse to increase taxes and grow government.
How To Waste A Million: Purchase, Then Test
If you’ve ever wanted to waste a million dollars, you should leave it to the experts at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. They spent $1 million on 3,500 GPS devices and specialized software… only to drop them into storage after finding the system didn’t meet their needs. And it’s a liberal Democrat whose calling them out for their waste.
A Chance For Smokin’-Hot Pork
Anti-smoking groups are ready to start cashing bigger government paychecks. Already funded by taxpayers with dubious success, the various groups are salivating over reports that the state’s new $1-per-pack cigarette tax hasn’t reduced smoking — because they want in on the action.
The state is generating $244 million more from the tax than had been anticipated.
Texas Rolling in Cigarette Tax Money, Mounting Surplus Should Ignite Tax Relief
The Houston Chronicle reports that the state will collect $244 million more in cigarette tax revenues under the $1 per pack increase than predicted.Â While smoking is most assuredly a bad habit, more money for big government is also an addiction that must be broken.
According to Wikipedia, catfish "feed on algae, fish scales, mucus, carrion, insects" — and now, thanks to the Texas Department of Agriculture, your tax dollars. Catfish farmers can get up to $80,000 in bail-out money from the TDA if they suffered "feed losses" during presidentially-declared emergencies between January 2, 2005, through February 27, 2007. Must have been some disaster to cause a shortage of algae, mucus and carrion… This program is courtesy of the state’s Catfish Feed Grant Program. The jokes about bottom-feeders just write themselves.