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Freshmen Lawmakers Deliver Results

Freshmen Lawmakers Deliver Results

With the release of the 2015 Fiscal Responsibility Index the record is clear—the Texas Senate has radically improved when compared to the previous session. As this publication anticipated, much of that can be explained by the fresh leadership of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick....
Big-Tax Kevin

Big-Tax Kevin

With Texans dissatisfied with the high level of property and business taxation, the governor and a bipartisan super-majority in the Senate are pushing for nearly $5 billion in tax relief, leaving it to the Senate’s big-government Republican, Kevin Eltife of...
Liberals’ Favorite Republican

Liberals’ Favorite Republican

Kevin Eltife – known best in Austin for his desire to raise taxes – is back at it, clamoring for more spending while bashing conservatives in the process. This time, he caught the attention of liberal bloggers who were quick to praise him. A perennially sub-par...
Entitlement Republicans

Entitlement Republicans

Those involved in political movements have known for many years that half the battle in any argument is winning the battle over what language will be used to describe the terms of that debate. When we allow our opponents to set the terms, we operate at a deep...
The Truth Discount

The Truth Discount

We recently reported on the unbelievably lopsided campaign spending between entrenched liberal incumbent, Senator Bob Deuell and grassroots activist, Bob Hall in the Republican primary race for Senate District 2. Also, we reported on how this massive spending...
Deuell’s Conflict of Interest?

Deuell’s Conflict of Interest?

It is no secret among Austin insiders that Senator Bob Deuell has been “friendly” to the ObamaCare lobbyists at the Texas Medical Association.  He’s favored them by authoring legislation to expand Medicaid and supporting the enabling legislation that implemented...
Deuell Gets Desperate

Deuell Gets Desperate

“Desperate times call for desperate measures” must be the new campaign motto for establishment State Senator Bob Deuell. As one of the most liberal Republicans in the Texas Senate during the 83rd Legislature, Deuell failed to secure enough votes during the March...
Deuell’s Retroactive Conservatism

Deuell’s Retroactive Conservatism

We’ve written previously about the unexpected runoff in Senate District 2 and Senator Bob Deuell’s impressive flexibility when it comes to the principles he espouses.  Not surprisingly, he’s exercising his flexibility once again to make himself seem more in line with...
David vs. Goliath

David vs. Goliath

Despite long odds for his conservative challenger, liberal Republican State Senator Bob Deuell is in the fight of his political life. According to Texas Ethics Commission reports, Deuell astronomically outspent his conservative challenger, entrepreneur and Tea Party...
Conservatives Win Big!

Conservatives Win Big!

Tuesday night’s results made for a very good morning for conservatives in Texas. A few fast facts about last-night’s Republican primary: The most liberal Republican in the Texas Senate lost. Conservative ranks in the Senate are swelling. Every House conservative...
Good Guys Winning In ’14

Good Guys Winning In ’14

With the filing deadline behind us, we can immediately declare some winners based solely on a lack of challengers. At the top of the heap are the A-rated House members on the Fiscal Responsibility Index; only three of 19 even drew a challenger. Of the 19 worst-rated...
2013’s Biggest Disappointments

2013’s Biggest Disappointments

We’ve compared the scores of all incumbents in the 83rd Legislature compared what they scored in the 82nd session for taxpayers to see just who let them down the most. You’ll notice several of this session’s biggest drops in the House were members who received praise...
Is Purple the New Red?

Is Purple the New Red?

If Texas is such a red state, why was so much “purple” legislation passed this session? Perhaps it’s because so many Republicans in the Legislature voted so much like their Democratic counterparts, they forgot the color of the team they were on. Professor Mark...
Test for Unintended Consequences First

Test for Unintended Consequences First

With the 83rd Legislature quickly approaching, several Republican members of the state Senate have made headlines with a pre-filed bill calling for drug testing of welfare recipients. While the idea of limiting abuse of any taxpayer subsided welfare program is...