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No Support from Straus

No Support from Straus

Republicans facing tough re-election fights will have to succeed without the help of House Speaker Joe Straus.

Some TCC Members Skip on Abbott Sanctuary City Praise

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Some TCC Members Skip on Abbott Sanctuary City Praise

A group of self-described conservative Republicans are praising Gov. Abbott for his recent statements about sanctuary cities, but some Republican members are conspicuously missing. The Texas Conservative Coalition (“TCC”) – a caucus including many but not all...

Congressional GOP Grows Spine Before Texas House

Congressional GOP Grows Spine Before Texas House

So who would have thought Republicans in Congress would grow a spine faster than Republicans in the Texas House? Well, they did by kicking the crony DEM-establishment leadership to the curb. As NBC political analyst Mark Murray noted in a tweet today “To recap: [Eric]...

Property Tax Hikes in the Texas House

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Property Tax Hikes in the Texas House

Nobody may have campaigned on higher property taxes last election cycle, but legislators are poised to encourage them in the Texas House. On the calendar for Wednesday is legislation that would permit up to 20% increases of certain school district property tax...

House GOP: Sales Tax Cut ‘Compelling’

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House GOP: Sales Tax Cut ‘Compelling’

With a majority of Texans dissatisfied with the burden of property taxes, House members are this weekend working to sell a sales-tax-cut plan to taxpayers. Meanwhile, the media is pushing an "analysis" alleging that the highest paid Texans would benefit if the sales...

Straus Attacks Abbott Agenda

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Straus Attacks Abbott Agenda

Throwing what can best be described as a wide-ranging temper tantrum in the face of unease among his inner-circle, House Speaker Joe Straus on Wednesday lashed out at many of Gov. Greg Abbott's marquee proposals and attacked the conservative Senate led by Lt. Gov. Dan...