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Texas Right to Life Releases Ratings of Legislature

Texas Right to Life Releases Ratings of Legislature

Less than two months away from the Republican primary, Texas Right to Life has released their legislative scorecard for incumbent politicians. “The Pro-Life Scorecard is the most effective way for Pro-Life Texans to evaluate if their elected officials adequately...
Texas House Races Taking Shape

Texas House Races Taking Shape

Less than two weeks are left for candidates to file for elected positions up and down the ballot as a part of the 2022 primary and general election cycles. As candidates file with their respective political parties and the Texas secretary of state, some of the lists...
Analysis: Real People Are Hurting

Analysis: Real People Are Hurting

Most Tuesday mornings, the Texas Minute—our weekday email publication—includes the One-Click Survey. It’s almost always a question about policy or politics, oftentimes tinged with a bit of humor. We ask readers to not only “click” an answer, but to then reply with...
A Not-So-Republican Caucus Chairman

A Not-So-Republican Caucus Chairman

For almost two decades, Republicans have controlled all statewide offices and both chambers of the Texas Legislature. Despite this reality and campaign promises to the contrary, legislative priorities of the Republican Party of Texas have repeatedly been ignored....
New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Dear Reader, I want to share with you our New Year’s Resolutions at Empower Texans. Communications experts say you should never repeat an accusation that is made against you. I hold to that as a good practice, but let me this one time repeat the accusation many in the...
Klick Denies Caucus Meeting Request

Klick Denies Caucus Meeting Request

Leaders of the Texas House Republican Caucus have denied a request for an in-person meeting next month, despite calls from Republican lawmakers to do so. On Friday afternoon, 30 members of the caucus wrote a letter calling for a meeting to fill a vacancy in the caucus...
Commentary: Voters Want Promise Keepers

Commentary: Voters Want Promise Keepers

Republican lawmakers should be very concerned. Come November 2020, Texans will be showing up to vote for the greatest promise-keeping politician in modern U.S. history. Love him or hate him, President Donald Trump has been a man of his political word. Taxes cut,...
Governing Differences

Governing Differences

We’ll be releasing the 2017 Fiscal Responsibility Index this week. While the public release is set for 2pm on Wednesday, we thought we’d share the “top-lines” with you today. All votes included on the Index were announced in advance, and focus – as the name implies –...