2021 legislative session Archives - Texas Scorecard
Texas Voters Want Action on Property Taxes

Texas Voters Want Action on Property Taxes

A new poll finds voters consider property taxes a serious problem in Texas, and they want something done in the current special session. A poll of 803 registered voters recently published by the Texas Public Policy Foundation shows that in June 2021, 76 percent of...
Reforms for ‘Out of Control’ CPS Head to Abbott

Reforms for ‘Out of Control’ CPS Head to Abbott

After repeated abuses of power by Texas’ Child Protective Services, citizens have championed bills proposing important reforms of the state agency. Two of these bills have passed the Texas Legislature and are now awaiting the signature of Gov. Greg Abbott. For...
Senate Hearing Scheduled for Ban on Vaccine Passports

Senate Hearing Scheduled for Ban on Vaccine Passports

After Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a ban on vaccine passports into law, Texans for Vaccine Choice (TFVC) issued a call to action for Texas to follow Florida’s lead. On Thursday, the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on a bill that proposes...
Texas Senate Passes Anti-Riot Bill

Texas Senate Passes Anti-Riot Bill

Almost a year after the nation was engulfed in riots, the Texas Senate unanimously passed a bill that would make it a felony for rioters to assault first responders. “[Senate Bill 912] seeks to deter violent rioters from hurting first responders and offer restitution...
Abbott Targets Free Speech Platform

Abbott Targets Free Speech Platform

During the Big Tech purge of 2021 when social media sites banned a slew of non-leftist voices, including President Donald Trump, citizens fled to smaller competitors such as Gab, which Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is now targeting. In a Wednesday evening Twitter video, with...
Parental Rights, Medical Freedom Targeted Again

Parental Rights, Medical Freedom Targeted Again

Parental and medical freedoms are being targeted again this legislative session. Texans for Vaccine Choice has sounded the alarm about some proposed legislation and how it would affect Texans if signed into law. First is House Bill 325, authored by State Rep. Donna...
Could Lawmakers Have Prevented Texas’ Blackouts?

Could Lawmakers Have Prevented Texas’ Blackouts?

According to a public policy expert, a series of legislative decisions, combined with actions the day of the cold winter snap, led to the current crisis sweeping the state. For days, millions of Texans have been freezing due to rolling blackouts, prompting a public...