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Urgent Texas Redistricting Update: New Proposed Texas State Rep Map - It is Better for Republicans, Vote Soon, Action Now

*Updated: The following is an email that I just received today from Conservative State Representative Wayne Christian. As you already know, the Texas House Redistricting Committee recently released their proposed map for The Texas House of Representatives. This map is currently scheduled to be voted on this Tuesday April 26th, 2011.   Read more »

at Apr 20, 2011 8:47 PM

Texas Legislature Shines Brightly with Resolution on Border Security and Immigration Reform

Texas House Shines BrightlyIt is not often that one gets to witness history in the making, but that may be exactly what happened last night as I watched Texas State Representative John Garza (R-San Antonio) introduce a resolution for the Texas Legislature calling on the United States Federal Government to do its job in securing the borders of the United States and to bring meaningful reform to our broken immigration system.   Read more »

at Apr 14, 2011 4:48 PM

Texas House Redistricting Committee Releases Proposed Map for Texas House of Representatives – See New Map Here!

State Rep. Burt Solomons, Chairman of the Texas House Redistricting Committee, has been working hard on drawing up the new lines for the Texas House of Representatives.

Well his committee’s new proposed map is finally out.

See for yourself how your district will be changed if this proposed map is approved:

Go to http://gis1.tlc.state.tx.us/ then use the drop down menu in the upper left-hand side marked "Select Plans" to bring up a pop-up window titled "Select Base Plan". From that window, scroll down to see the proposed map

at Apr 13, 2011 8:22 PM

Texas House GOP Members Successfully Defund Planned Parenthood

Republican Party of Texas - During the recent debate on the General Appropriations Act, several Republican Party members successfully defunded Planned Parenthood by $61 Million. These members' actions diverted tax money from abortion procedures and instead funneled the funds to worthwhile programs such as Alternatives to Abortion.   Read more »

at Apr 12, 2011 7:49 PM

Texas House Passes 2012-2013 Budget

The following is a letter sent in from Texas State Representative Ken Paxton (HD-70):

Dear Friends,

On Sunday, April 3, the Texas House of Representatives concluded over 23 hours of debate on the first draft of the state budget for 2012-2013 (CSHB 1). It passed the House 98-49. I voted in favor of this bill.   Read more »

at Apr 5, 2011 11:12 AM

Texas Budget Cuts - House Looking at Tapping Some of Rainy Day Fund - Why this might be good

Message submitted by Republican, Conservative activist Sharon Roberts about the current state of the Texas Budget and why it may be necessary to lightly tap into the Texas Rainy Day Fund.

This week, our legislature will be discussing and voting on our budget. Having spent a lot of time studying, reviewing and talking to legislators, I have come to a conclusion. It is imperative we pass this budget. It is a good solution to a very difficult issue. Originally I had thought it best to not touch the rainy day fund. Having looked at all the facts and the projections on the unfunded mandates, it is the best solution we have at this time.

at Apr 1, 2011 8:20 AM

Texas House amends, passes voter ID bill despite Democratic resistance

The Texas House made amendments to SB 14, also known as the Voter ID bill, before ultimately passing the bill 101-48. Sixty-three amendments were proposed in total to the bill yesterday, with only a handful being adopted.

Thankfully the adopted amendments were fairly reasonable, such as allowing someone who recently lost their ID in a natural disaster to vote and striking the clause allowing those aged 70 or older to vote without ID.   Read more »

at Mar 24, 2011 4:25 PM

Texas Legislature Opening Day - Phil King, Jim Murphy and Debbie Riddle Offer Their Insight (See Video)

Texas State Rep Debbie Riddle on Opening Day of the 2011 Legislative SessionAs the Texas Legislature was about to begin, Republican Representatives Phil King, Jim Murphy and Debbie Riddle paused to speak with me about the coming Speakers vote and legislative issues that were important to them to see through the upcoming session. TexasGOPVote was on the floor of the Texas House to bring the experience home to our readers.    Read more »

at Jan 13, 2011 2:02 PM

Truth or Dare: The Reality of Politics

It has become entertaining to watch the back and forth power struggles regarding the election of the Texas Speaker of the House. It reminded me of a game that we played as children where a choice was presented to someone to choose between telling the truth or taking a dare. The recent elections in November

at Jan 11, 2011 3:05 PM

Did Straus Help the GOP Gain Seats in the Texas House?

Readers of TexasGOPVote blog posts will be familiar with the raging debate over whether a non-conservative should retain power in spite of the absolutely stunning success of conservative, Tea Party-supported candidates in Texas.

A recent slickly produced video, however, calls into question his very integrity. It claims he is pro-life (he isn’t), he is conservative (he isn’t), and he is Texan (he is). One out of three? However, the real problem is that in

at Jan 7, 2011 12:16 PM


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