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Big Ag Fight Over Big Ag Fees

Big Ag Fight Over Big Ag Fees

A fight is brewing over a proposed multi-million-dollar fee hike from the state’s Department of Agriculture, with the state’s lieutenant governor telling the agency to “put the brakes on” it. Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has said his agency needs the new funds...
Bankruptcy Attacks Bogus

Bankruptcy Attacks Bogus

During the recent debate between the Republican candidates for Lt. Governor, I learned of an attack against Senator Dan Patrick over his bankruptcy in the late ‘80s. The attack struck me initially as a cheap shot because bankruptcy is a legitimate way for debtors to...
Anti-Gun Aggies?!

Anti-Gun Aggies?!

Everyone laughed when Texas A&M went and bought itself a law school. Now the joke really is on conservative Aggies, with word that the dean selection committee includes a professor who says the Second Amendment should be repealed and tells students that the U.S....
Disappointing Attack

Disappointing Attack

Yesterday, Texas Lt. Gov. candidate Todd Staples issued a press release misrepresenting the record of his opponent, Sen. Dan Patrick, on the Fiscal Responsibility Index. In 2007, Sen. Patrick voted against the bloated budget and had the fourth-highest rating of all 31...
Dan Patrick for Lt. Gov.

Dan Patrick for Lt. Gov.

Texas uniquely vests a great deal of power and responsibility in the office of lieutenant governor. In the 2014 election cycle, Texans suffer from an embarrassment of riches. It speaks highly of the fortunes of the state that four, thoughtful, qualified individuals of...
Todd Staples: Opposing A Conservative

Todd Staples: Opposing A Conservative

According to the Austin rumor mill, Ag Commissioner Todd Staples will be throwing his endorsement against a conservative incumbent… in favor of a moderate, anti-tort-reform legislator-turned-lobbyist. For someone who wants to run for lieutenant governor in two...