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.
“Texas voters simply do not want the local officials they have elected to represent them spending their tax dollars on hired-gun lobbyists who often have no connection to their community and may be working against their interests.”
“Tax dollars are for police and potholes, not paid lobbyists.”
Last session, the bill was ultimately voted down. This year, supporters are hopeful for a different outcome.
Citizen priority moves forward.
A breakdown of the committees and potential prospects for GOP priorities moving forward.