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Analysis: Real People Are Hurting

Analysis: Real People Are Hurting

Most Tuesday mornings, the Texas Minute—our weekday email publication—includes the One-Click Survey. It’s almost always a question about policy or politics, oftentimes tinged with a bit of humor. We ask readers to not only “click” an answer, but to then reply with...
ELECTION RESULTS: Dallas County

ELECTION RESULTS: Dallas County

Republicans held on to state House seats in Dallas but lost more judicial races Tuesday night in the Democrat stronghold. The two remaining Republicans in Dallas County’s legislative delegation—State Reps. Morgan Meyer (Dallas) and Angie Chen Button (Garland)—held...
New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Dear Reader, I want to share with you our New Year’s Resolutions at Empower Texans. Communications experts say you should never repeat an accusation that is made against you. I hold to that as a good practice, but let me this one time repeat the accusation many in the...
Debate on Second Amendment Engulfs Social Media Again

Debate on Second Amendment Engulfs Social Media Again

Texas politicians are starkly opposed in their reactions to the recent shootings in El Paso and Odessa. From statewide elected officials down to lawmakers in the state Capitol, politicians of every stripe are sounding off online, making known their would-be public...
Houston Democrat Retiring from Texas House

Houston Democrat Retiring from Texas House

A Houston-area Democrat elected to the Texas Legislature more than 25 years ago is hanging it up. On Friday, State Rep. Jessica Farrar announced on Twitter she will retire from the legislature effective September 30. Farrar says she is stepping down in part to help...
Texas Senate Passes Born-Alive Infant Protection Act

Texas Senate Passes Born-Alive Infant Protection Act

Outshining the U.S. Congress, on Monday the Texas Senate passed a measure strengthening legal protections afforded to infant children born alive following a botched abortion. Despite outcry from abortion activists and advocates, Senate Republicans stood in solidarity,...
Democrats Push Unqualified Candidates to Create “Blue Wave”

Democrat Trial Lawyer: Vote for Lance Gooden

A liberal trial lawyer and Democrat donor distributed his recommendations for the Democrat primary runoff election while also advocating for the promotion of a left-leaning Texas Republican legislator he claims has “done a good job.” “I also have a number of clients...
Metzger Mounts Aggressive Campaign for HD 107

Metzger Mounts Aggressive Campaign for HD 107

MESQUITE, Texas—Voters in one of the few remaining swing districts in Texas are fighting hard to retake a Texas House seat that turned blue in 2016. As part of our “On the Trail Tour,” Texas Scorecard spent some time in House District 107 interviewing Mesquite native...
Governing Differences

Governing Differences

We’ll be releasing the 2017 Fiscal Responsibility Index this week. While the public release is set for 2pm on Wednesday, we thought we’d share the “top-lines” with you today. All votes included on the Index were announced in advance, and focus – as the name implies –...
Too Much Not Done

Too Much Not Done

On the 140th day of the legislative session, the last day for work to be completed under Texas’ constitution, we generally start gearing up for the release of the Fiscal Responsibility Index, which measures lawmakers’ records on fiscal and governance issues. Not this...
House Failure

House Failure

With just hours left in the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature, lawmakers will be heading home with tales of their governing prowess. For members of the Texas House, that’s exactly what it will be: tall tales. The House failed to deliver on key reforms...