Texas Republicans also say the money given to Ukraine should be spent securing the U.S. border instead.
Still no action by state or federal officials to stop illegal border crossings.
Officials say transparent processes promote public confidence in elections.
The bill would set a limit to the amount of unexcused absences a lawmaker can have before their seat is declared vacant.
Texas governor criticized for how he wrote and implemented executive orders aimed at border security.
Texans for Fiscal Responsibility explains it is government, not taxpayers, who must make sacrifices.
The House approved rules for the 87th Legislative Session, though many reforms were soundly defeated.
Freshman State Rep. Bryan Slaton led the effort to prevent conservative priorities from being killed by Democrat committee chairs. House Republicans voted it down.
State Sen. Bryan Hughes says the changing the “three-fifths” rule to the “five-ninths” rule strikes a balance between majority rule and protecting the minority.
“The public deserves the truth about how these companies moderate and possibly eliminate speech they disagree with.”
Texans for Vaccine Choice and its supporters asked elected officials to state if they’re for or against Texans’ individual rights.
“This is a victory for election integrity and a strong signal that anyone who attempts to defraud the people of Texas … will be brought to justice.”
A proposal by State Rep. Matt Schaefer to reconsider office budgets in April was met with opposition from Republicans and Democrats.
Texas Democrats continue pursuing policies that would make voting less secure.
If passed, the change could work to shield lawmakers from accountability.
KEYE-TV has a revealing story tonight on excessive salaries paid to Texas superintendents, some of which are over $300,000.
I have had a couple of conversations since early voting began yesterday with long-time Republican voters who are chosing to vote in the Democrat Primary. These Republicans are attempting to chose the candidate that they perceive is easier for Republicans to defeat in November. This is a mistake for Republicans.
Texas Republican primary voters will weigh in on a non-binding resolution that asks whether state and local governments should be required to limit annual budget increases to the sum of the population growth and inflation rate. The measure is likely to pass overwhelmingly, just as a similar proposition did several years ago. Hopefully, this time lawmakers will get the message.
Yes, immigration is a federal issue. Yes, the appropriate policy solutions will be complex and precarious. But, often overlooked, is the simple fact that illegal immigration presents a tremendous cost on state and local taxpayers.
Along with staying busy here at TFR as "The Intern," I also moonlight as a State Vice Chairman for Young Conservatives of Texas.Â I’m very proud to announce that YCT has released our endorsements for the 2008 primary.
People and jobs are fleeing high-tax states and states with income taxes. Where are they going? States with lower taxes and no income taxes. This is a trend that started in the 1990s, and is reflected yet again in 2007,Â as 20,000 per day shifted around the country. And for lawmakers in Texas who think we can coast by on our old reputation as being "open for business," they’d better think again — we have to fight to stay competitive.
Time was when you could graduate from a Texas collegeÂ and get a job teaching in El Paso, all without being able to read. That’s the story John Corcoran is telling, and he should know. He was the illiterate teacher who sat in front of a high school classroom for 17 years.
Early voting for the March primary begins next week in Texas. While many believe the top of the ticket is already decided and is uninspiring towards fiscal conservatives, the Republican base still needs to turn out in support of our down ballot conservatives in contested races.
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has submitted a formal request to Attorney General Abbott for an opinion on whether library districts can levy a property tax.
…Along comes State Sen. John "Let Them Be Taxed" Carona. The senator from Dallas is, seriously, going to introduce legislation next Session to raise the state’s gasoline tax by 10 cents per gallon. This would take even more of your money and shovel it to the state’s fiscally-inept, policy-wayward transportation agency.