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Obstructionist

Obstructionist

Looking at the new statewide issues polling from Texas Tribune, I am struck again by just how out of touch Joe Straus and his “leadership” team really are from the mainstream of Texas. Let’s step back. The closest thing to “Joe Straus on the...
Worse than Wendy

Worse than Wendy

Thanks to several media blitzes, Republican voters all over Texas—and honestly, all over America—are well aware of Democratic Senator turned Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, and everything she stands for. Whether it’s being unabashedly pro-abortion, or doubling...
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...
Who Stands With Ted Cruz?

Who Stands With Ted Cruz?

The last 21 hours have been truly inspiring. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has been standing against not only the specifics of ObamaCare, but—almost more importantly—the Republican and Democratic establishment. We know why the Democrats are supporting ObamaCare and opposing Sen....
Dropping Fs

Dropping Fs

[UPDATED AT END WITH NEW DROP-OUTS.] Another “F” has dropped out of the Texas House with the announcement that State Rep. Rob Orr (R-Burleson) won’t be seeking re-election. He joins a growing list of low-rated lawmakers opting to get out rather than face stiff...
House ObamaCare Sneak Foiled

House ObamaCare Sneak Foiled

Say NO to ObamaCare! Moderates in the Texas House leadership, working with liberal Democrats, thought they were being really sneaky Thursday when a backdoor amendment to expand Medicaid and implement ObamaCare was added to the budget. Fortunately, lawmakers took...
Gang of 33

Gang of 33

Two-thirds of the Texas House Republican caucus voted to uphold the Rule of Law and due process during debate on the House floor. Unfortunately, 33 moderate Republicans joined with the Democratic caucus to vest broad new power with an unelected state agency. In a vote...
Who’s Really Being Protected?

Who’s Really Being Protected?

While some licensing and occupational laws do serve a legitimate public interest, too many instead are used to protect special interests with bigger government and barriers from competition. Several bills filed this session will do just that if conservatives don’t...

Fixing the ObamaCare Mess

From the unsustainable expansion of entitlements and spending to the colossal national debt and a nearly indiscernible tax code, Washington has a habit of taking control of things and promptly making a mess of them. Calls needed today for House Bill 5! NEW FEATURE:...

Re-Setting Committee Chairs

At first blush, House Speaker Joe Straus’ new committee chairs indicate he heard the message voters sent in November — welcome news for taxpayers. Perhaps the biggest win is seeing liberal Rene Oliveira removed from the Ways & Means chairmanship, replaced by...