The Texas Legislature has repeatedly failed to protect parents, students, and taxpayers from liberal lobbyists at the state’s school board association.
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The resolution cites 18 grievances, which include Paddie’s alleged opposition to Republican Party of Texas legislative priorities and lack of consideration of such items in the committee he chairs.
Even with overwhelming bi-partisan support of ending the practice, lawmakers chose petty politics over good policy.
Not only do citizens oppose the practice, but it also failed on important issues of two of Texas’ largest cities.
Taxpayer-funded lobbying ban, protecting women’s sports, and social media censorship bills were killed on the House deadline.
The committee substitute that passed the House State Affairs Committee last week is curiously different from the version that passed the overall Senate.
This deadline however meant more than just another date on the calendar, it sealed the legislative fate for hundreds of bills still languishing in the legislative process to include priorities of the Republican Party of Texas.
“We have very little voter turnout. We need people to get out and to vote.”
Here is a look at where the candidates for the Amarillo City Council stand on taxpayer-funded lobbying in Texas.
Commissioners in conservative Collin County say taxpayers shouldn’t be required to pay for lobbying efforts that advocate against their interests.