4:52 pm CST - January 21, 2015

Posted under Quotes

Lt. Gov. Patrick’s Inaugural Address: “It’s a new day in Texas.”

The most important responsibility for any lawmaker is to keep you and your family safe.”

Patrick, Dan Swearing In3cBy Lt. Governor Dan Patrick

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – If not for the grace of God, you, and millions of Texans, I would not be standing here today.

Proverbs 21:31 says: “the horse is made ready for battle, but the Patrick, Dan Swearing Invictory is the Lord’s.” I worked hard, but the victory was His.

I’m humbled, grateful, and blessed beyond belief for your trust in electing me as the 72nd Lt Governor of Texas.   Continue Reading.

January 23, 2015

The Scoop

Abbott Names Huckabee, Hammonds & Long to Texas Tech Board of Regents

greg.abbott.govTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed two new members, Christopher Huckabee and Ron Hammonds, and texas tech logo2reappointed Mickey Long to the Texas Tech University Board of Regents on Thursday. The appointments will be effective Feb. 1, 2015. Read More

January 23, 2015

The Scoop

Cong. Cuellar Named to Key Immigration, Homeland & Border Security Subcommittees

Congressman joins Transportation, Housing & Urban Development Subcommittee, continue on Homeland Security Subcommittee

Henry-cuellarWASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) – “As America receives threats from all over the world, our nation must also prioritize Homeland Security,” said Cong. Henry Cuellar (D-TX 28), the only Democrat appointed to the powerful House Committee on Appropriations from Texas, New Mexico or Arizona, announcing that he received appointments to the Subcommittee for Homeland Security, and the Subcommittee for Transportation, Housing & Urban Development, and Related Agencies for the 114th Congress. Read More

January 23, 2015

The Scoop

Cornyn to Lead Committee at Forefront of U.S. Trade Agenda

cornyn1214Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced today he was named Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness for the 114th Congress. This chairmanship will put Sen. Cornyn at the forefront of developing a U.S. trade agenda to grow America’s economy and competitiveness. Read More

January 21, 2015

The Scoop

MILLS: EPA Says It Will Issue Commonsense Regs … Soon


Alex Mills Texas Alliance of Energy Producers3cBy Alex Mills

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) Since the first day President Obama took office, he has urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Energy, the Interior Department, the Bureau of Land Management and nine other federal bureaucracies Obama State of the Union 2-12-13that have regulatory authority over the oil and gas industry to make it tougher to operate within the borders of the United States. Here’s the latest nail in the coffin.   Read More

January 19, 2015

The Scoop

Human Being Put Into ‘Receivership’ by Federal Judge in Dallas, Texas

Former Congressman Tom DeLay calls for judge’s impeachment

John Griffing Border Security UPDATE 8-12-14aWorld Net DailyBy John Griffing

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – Judge Royal Furgeson, a federal judge in Dallas, Texas, made history before retiring – for the first time since 1865 – by putting a human being into Tom DeLay2medium“receivership.” Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (right,) an authority on judicial corruption  himself, called for Furgeson’s impeachment and referred to the judge’s actions as “totally unconstitutional.”   Read More

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The Scoop

Cornyn: True Test For The President Comes ‘When The Cameras Are Off’

Sen. Cruz Files Pro-Growth, Pro-Jobs Keystone XL Pipeline Amendments

Hurd: We Can Find A Long-Term Immigration Solution that Protects American Workers, Fosters Economic Growth

Smith Applauds Passage of the Regulatory Accountability Act

STRAUS: “It’s important we provide sensible & meaningful tax relief.”

January 23, 2015

On The Record

Senate Adjusts 2/3rds Rule to “make the Texas Senate a better governing body.”

Lt Gov. Dan Patrick on the 2/3rds Rule Change

dan.patrict.lt.govTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “This is a change that I’ve advocated for since I first came to the Texas Senate in 2007. I applaud the action taken by the Texas Senate to change the Senate’s operational rules for the 84th Legislative Session, and am proud of their bold decision,” said Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.    Read More

January 23, 2015

On The Record

Sen. Creighton Files Franchise Tax Reform to ‘Sunset’ Tax by 2020

SB 186 ‘Sunsets” Franchise Tax by year 2020

Brandon.creightonAUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – “Our state needs meaningful tax reform to reduce the impact of the Franchise Tax and lighten the burden placed on the shoulders of small businesses,” said Texas State Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) while unveiling his Franchise Tax Reform legislation for the 84th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature, which reconvened on last week on January 13, 2015. Read More

January 23, 2015

On The Record

BURTON: Conservative Agenda for the 84th Session Begins with New Rules

konnie.burtonTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “Under the Senate rules we established today, conservatives will have the opportunity to act on items such as securing the border, improving education, and providing tax relief to Texas families,” said newly-elected State Senator Konni Burton (R-Colleyville,) shortly after casting her vote to approve the operating rules (Senate Res. 39) for the Texas Senate during the 84th Legislative Session. Read More

January 23, 2015

On The Record

BRADY: “Red Tape Stalling” Energy Jobs & Independence

Reforming how Washington, D.C. issues Natural Gas Permits is a must.”

kevin-bradyTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The President talks about supporting American energy independence, but his policies and outdated permitting system hold our energy production back,” said Texas Cong. Kevin Brady, as the U.S. House passed the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act to speed up the permitting process for all natural gas pipelines. Brady’s Houston-based district is home to many of the nation’s thriving energy companies.  Read More

January 16, 2015

On The Record

Gov. Perry’s Final Address: To a Joint Session of the Texas Legislature

“I couldn’t pick a better successor than Greg Abbott. And he couldn’t have two better partners to lead this state than Dan Patrick and Joe Straus.”

Perry, Gov. Rick Farewell Address3eAUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – “I believe we are at our best when we get beyond our differences and attempt to seek common ground,” said outgoing Texas Governor Rick Perry, as he began the final words of his Farewell Address to legislators and the state he has represented for 14 years.   Read More

Recent Headlines

On The Record

Texas’ Largest Ever School Choice Rally Planned for 1/30 at State Capitol

Dan Patrick Statement on Biennial Revenue Estimate

Nelson: Following the 84th Texas Legislature, as Budget Preparations Continue

The Flynn Report: 84th Session

The Most Ridiculous Obamacare Claim Yet:

8:46 am CST - January 23, 2015

Posted under Opinion

Obama’s Bloody Yemen Disaster

By Michelle Malkin

michelle-malkinWhen President Obama declares something a “success story,” you know it has “TOTAL FAILURE” embedded in its DNA.

Four months ago, America’s King Midas in Reverse crowed about the fruits of his triumphant foreign policy in jihad-infested Yemen. A “light footprint” approach to counterterrorism operations, he claimed, was the most effective path to stability. In addition, Obama has shoveled nearly $1 billion in American tax-subsidized foreign aid to Yemen. Continue Reading.

8:45 am CST - January 23, 2015

Posted under Opinion

What Was Obama Thinking?

By Karl Rove

Perhaps he wants to bait Republicans into debating his agenda, with less time for theirs.

Karl-Rove2President Obama ’s State of the Union address on Tuesday evening was oddly disconnected.

It was disconnected from events abroad. He said that “the shadow of crisis has passed.” Earlier that day Iranian-backed rebels stormed the compound of the president of Yemen, an American ally. Islamic State, which Mr. Obama referred to a year ago as the “jayvee team,” now controls large parts of Syria and Iraq—leading the president to ask for congressional authorization to use force against it. Continue Reading.

11:58 am CST - January 21, 2015

Posted under Opinion

Picking the GOP’s 2016 Nominee: Bush, Romney & Who Else?

For show, president’s State of the Union address doubles down on redistribution-of-wealth & 2016 politics

Clark S. Judge-COLORBy Clark S. Judge

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) – Is 2015 the new 2016? You tell me. This past week the New York Times ran two front-page stories about Mitt 2016 Republicans for President3cRomney and Jeb Bush.

So here is the GOP’s question for 2015 Answer it, and you have the best GOP ticket for 2016.   Continue Reading.

8:42 am CST - January 23, 2015

Posted under Cartoons