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Senate District 1: Improvement (Almost) Guaranteed

Senate District 1: Improvement (Almost) Guaranteed

One of the lowest rated GOP members of the Texas Senate was Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler). He opted to retire rather than face a contentious primary, creating an open seat. Three GOP candidates have emerged: State Rep. Bryan Hughes (Mineola), State Rep. David Simpson...

More of What We Already Know

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More of What We Already Know

Last week, Dr. Mark Jones of Rice University unveiled his spread of the Texas Senate from left to right. As with the House, the study once again validates the accuracy of the Fiscal Responsibility Index. This session, the Texas Senate served as the conservative anchor...

Abbott and the UT Corruption

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Straus Directly Implicated in UT Admissions Scandal

For more than two years the administration of House Speaker Joe Straus has fought against UT Regent Wallace Hall and his efforts to shed light on an admissions scandal at the University of Texas at Austin. Hall has been repeatedly stonewalled as he has investigated...

Kel Seliger, Chris Turner Receive Anti-Taxpayer Award

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Kel Seliger, Chris Turner Receive Anti-Taxpayer Award

State Sen. Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) and State Rep. Chris Turner (D-Arlington) were recently named “Legislators of the Month” by the Texas Municipal League for vocally opposing pro-taxpayer reforms, placing the interests of local politicians and bureaucrats ahead of...