A new report from the Conservative Political Action Committee and the American Conservative Union finds that the Texas Legislature doesn’t make the list of the “top 25 most conservative legislatures” in the country.

What does that mean? Texas is #26. Here’s the report on what went into the ACU ranking.

Legislatures beating out Texas for the top spot are: Alabama, Tennessee, Indiana, South Dakota, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Wyoming, Iowa, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia, North Dakota, Kansas, Utah, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Montana, and Michigan.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t some bright spots in the Texas Legislature. ACU says leading conservative lawmakers in Texas are State Sen. Bob Hall, State Rep. Mayes Middleton, and State Rep. Tony Tinderholt.

The Texas Legislature has been controlled by Republicans for two decades.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."


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