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Dawnna Dukes Jukes District

Dawnna Dukes Jukes District

Surprising nearly everyone, an embattled lawmaker who had previously announced her resignation has decided at the 11th hour to rescind her announced resignation, staying in office for the session and pulling the rug out from under those who would have tried to fill...
The Criminalization of Politics

The Criminalization of Politics

There is a dangerous trend in the United States toward the criminalization of politics, and it is infecting Texas as well. It may have hit its nadir in Wisconsin, where police dispatched by a pro-union Democrat special prosecutor subjected conservative activists...
HB 22: Austin goes Madison

HB 22: Austin goes Madison

All it took was one overzealous and partisan district attorney to be teamed up with one dishonorable judge in Madison for Wisconsin conservative activists to see militarized police teams bust through their doors in pre-dawn raids. If the Texas House has its way, these...
Straus Denied, Stickland Cleared

Straus Denied, Stickland Cleared

Even the disgraced district attorney in Travis County isn’t going along with the criminalization of house speaker Joe Straus’ political opponents. For the second time in a year, Straus’ lackeys have attempted to orchestrate criminal charges against his...
Reforms, Budget Pass Senate

Reforms, Budget Pass Senate

On Tuesday afternoon, the Senate passed its budget for the 2016-17 biennium. At $211.4 billion, the Senate budget is slightly larger (by a margin of roughly $1.5 billion) than its House counterpart. However, the increase is not due to more spending, but may be...
Texas Senate Increases Public Integrity

Texas Senate Increases Public Integrity

Voting along party lines, the Texas Senate voted Wednesday to advance legislation taking the Public Integrity Unit from the jurisdiction of liberal Democrat-controlled Travis County District Attorney’s Office. That authority will now rest with the Texas Rangers and...
Senate State Affairs Improves Public Integrity

Cutting Taxes And Reforming Budgets

Including $4 billion in tax cuts and a needed re-prioritization of spending, State Sen. Jane Nelson released the blueprint from which the Senate Finance Committee — which she chairs — will draft the state budget. The Flower Mound Republican presented her...
Malicious Prosecution

Malicious Prosecution

When they cannot win on merits in the public forum, the establishment resorts to malicious prosecution. The latest example of that are indictments handed down on Friday in Travis County against Gov. Rick Perry for a budget veto. You read that right: the liberal...
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...