"The leading bills currently under consideration in the Texas House are such a gift to the Gambling Industry, it begs the question: Whom are lawmakers really representing. The bills under consideration set the state’s cut at a measly 10%, ensuring that when that money is transferred from residents to the state, gambling companies keep a much greater share. You can almost hear the bookies salivating."
“Today I issued a legal opinion informing the Texas Legislature that there are no constitutional barriers to enacting school choice in Texas. It’s time to empower Texas parents and provide additional educational opportunities so every Texas child can reach their dreams,” said Texas Att. Gen. Ken Paxton, responding to a Legislative Request that may offer Texas Parents & Students a better educational experience.
“Attorney General Paxton’s opinion that school choice is Legal & Constitutional in Texas is not surprising, but it's still great news. All Texas children deserve an education that best fits their needs, and parents should not be forced to send their children to schools they don't believe are best for their child. Republicans, Independents and Democrats overwhelmingly support School Choice,” said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.
"As our allies and partners across the globe are asking for reliable American energy to escape their dependence on Russian and deal with the energy crisis... instead of increasing U.S. energy production the administration is focused on increasing energy taxes and has once again doubled down on weaponizing the tax code against U.S. energy producers," said Sen. Ted Cruz in condemning the Biden White House.
After issuing a Disaster Declaration late in January for impacted communities in Southeast Texas, Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved a request from the State of Texas for a disaster declaration in communities affected by tornadoes in Southeast Texas on January 24th. Here's how to apply for the Disaster Assistance.
Here is what's really telling. The Communist Party of America put out a press release celebrating the demise of "Right to Work" in Michigan. They proudly note, correctly, that Michigan's now the 1st State in more than half a century to turn back the clock and force union chains on workers. Most states have moved in the opposite direction. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer – a stooge of the unions – will sign the bill into law.
HSBC Holdings Plc was added to the list following recent updates to the firm’s energy policy. Listed companies are subject to the divestment provisions outlined in Texas Government Code Chapter 809, which define a financial company as a publicly traded financial services, banking or investment company.
Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan announced more "priority bills" for the 88th Legislative Session late last week, and there's more to come as the 2023 Session kicks into high gear. That's why it’s important to review our "Capitol Report" and better understand what Conservatives are fighting for. This week, we dive in depth on the issues of investing in Texas Schools, Securing the Border, and more!
House Republicans are delivering on our promises to restore American energy dominance by introducing H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, a comprehensive energy package to boost oil & gas production in the Permian Basin and cut costs for all Americans.
Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, the multi-agency effort has led to over 357,000 illegal immigrant apprehensions and more than 26,000 criminal arrests, with more than 23,000 felony charges reported. In the fight against fentanyl, DPS has seized over 367 million lethal doses of fentanyl during this border mission.
The idea is that certain woke-liberal people, or their family members, will someday end up in a position to help the family and/or their friends. It’s a small price to pay, but... the people who literally write the rules are the same ones who benefit the most from them. So, do you really expect them to call it out for what it is? Of course not. Never lose sight of what it truly is: perfectly legal corruption.
Last week, Speaker Dade Phelan announced additional priority bills for the 88th Legislative Session. There is more to come for these bills this session, which is why it’s important to review our Capitol Report and better understand what Conservatives are fighting for. From Border Security to investing in infrastructure, this legislation is paving the way for a new, better Texas.
The Texas Senate passed a "Combating Fentanyl" bill Wednesday that would open the door for state prosecutors to charge fentanyl distributors with murder.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following an alarming report about the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) harassment of Twitter, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) sent a bicameral letter to the FTC raising questions about the agency’s conduct.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' written statement to Tucker Carlson heard around the world earlier this week on the Russia-Ukraine war has caused nothing short of a full-scale meltdown from the arrogant, consistently wrong-thinking, military-industrial complex-addled band of bipartisan dunderheads who collectively comprise the American ruling class's foreign policy "blob."
After hours of testimony, Senate Bills 3 & 4 – worth $15 billion in Property Tax Relief – were each passed out of the Senate Finance Committee chaired by Sen. Joan Huffman on a 17-0 bipartisan vote. SB 5 by Sen. Tan Parker, the $1.5 billion Business Tax Relief Bill, is scheduled for consideration Monday. “This is a little bit of history today,” said Texas Taxpayers & Research Association president Dale Craymer.
“Texas is the birthplace of the integrated circuit, and we've since risen as the #1 State in America for semiconductor manufacturing,” said Gov. Greg Abbott earlier today, announcing his support for the Texas CHIPS Act legislation proposed by Senate Finance Committee Chair Joan Huffman & House Appropriations Chair Dr. Greg Bonnen to leverage Texas’ investments and maintain a national semiconductor manufacturing leader position.
President Biden recently released his proposed Fiscal Year 2024 Budget, and sadly but not surprisingly he doubles down on out-of-control spending and increased taxes for hard-working Americans. At a time when families & small businesses are battling runaway inflation, increased interest rates and a growing labor shortage, thankfully these massive tax increases will never see the light of day in the Republican-led House.