HOUSTON—-The Republican Party of Texas Convention has officially begun as the convention hall opens and delegates and attendees pour into the red-bedecked hall.

The temporary RPT Legislative Priorities Committee has spent the past two days hearing testimony from Texans on possible legislative priorities for the 88th legislative session in January.

Thus far, the committee has whittled down the priorities presented to the fifteen listed below:

  1. Election Integrity (+ closed primaries)
  2. Protect the Electric Grid
  3. Eliminate Property Taxes
  4. Abolition of Abortion
  5. Gender Identity + Modification
  6. Ban Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying
  7. Stop Sexualizing Texas Kids (Eliminate Obscenity Exemptions)
  8. Medical Freedom (+ 10 Day Rule + Medical Tyranny)
  9. Border Security
  10. Ban Democrat Committee Chairs
  11. Curtail Emergency Powers
  12. Defend the Second Amendment
  13. Eliminate Sunset on Convention of States
  14. School Choice for All (+Parental Rights)
  15. Save Women’s Sports

The language, as well as specific priorities, are subject to change later this week when the permanent committee meets.

On Saturday, delegates will vote on these possible priorities and the top eight will become the RPT priorities for 2023.

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Capitol Correspondent for Texas Scorecard. A 2021 graduate of Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government, Sydnie is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.

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