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Signing of HB5 is Just a Beginning

I applaud the signing of House Bill 5 into law. This legislation will allow for multiple pathways to a high school diploma, increased opportunities for vocational education at the high school level, and the beginning of a return to local control of education.

While the passage of HB5 is just the beginning of a long overdue reform

at Jun 10, 2013 3:49 PM
       

Texas CSCOPE Liberal Curriculum is DEAD and SB 1406 PASSED!

Never underestimate the power of blogs and grassroots pressure from conservatives in Texas!

The TESCCC Board has announced that they will be ENDING all CSCOPE lessons.

CSCOPE is dead, but as a way to prevent it from coming back with no SBOE oversight, SB 1406 still needed to pass the Texas House.

Great News, SB 1406 PASSED THE HOUSE last night after it was announced that CSCOPE lessons were being pulled!   Read more »

at May 21, 2013 11:24 AM
       

Texas House Gives Final Approval to Impressive Number of Pro-Second Amendment Bills

The following is a press release from the NRA Institute for Legislative Action:

Gun owners’ patience and persistence was rewarded on Saturday and yesterday, as the Texas House of Representatives led by Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) gave approval to a wide range of pro-gun legislation while the NRA Annual Meeting was underway in Houston. Most of these bills passed overwhelmingly,

at May 8, 2013 3:25 PM
       

Texas Legislature 2013 - Senate Passes Heavy Truck Bill (SB 1671) House Looks at Options

Previously TexasGOPVote reported on State Representative Allen Fletcher's bill (HB 3094) to increase the fines on trucks that run overweight loads that are destroying our roads and highways. Recently the Texas Senate passed and forwarded on to the House for consideration, a bill (SB 1671) by State Senator Robert Nichols. The Senate bill is now before the House Transportation Committee, chaired by Rep. Larry Phillips (R-Sherman).   Read more »

at May 2, 2013 10:12 AM
       

Texas Legislature 2013 - Reduce Unlicensed & Uninsured Drivers on Texas Roads

Are you legal to drive in Texas?  Wish everyone was?The 2011 Texas Legislature passed a new law to prohibit the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) from issuing a Texas Driver's License to anyone who could not prove they were a citizen or legal U.S. resident. There were many good reasons for that I will address later, but there was one HUGE unintended consequence. The passage of this law created more lawlessness on Texas highways

at Apr 24, 2013 7:09 PM
       

Education Without CSCOPE or Standardized Tests

The proper character required for the preservation and enjoyment of liberty can be achieved through the proper education. Article 3 of the Northwest Ordinance states, “[r]eligion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.” This goal cannot be achieved if we consider education nothing more than what can be

at Apr 18, 2013 5:00 PM
       

2013 Texas Legislative Session - Want to Stop the Magnet? Demand a Vote on House and Senate Worker Misclassification Bill

Red Tailed Hawk Perched on Lady Liberty atop Texas Capitol in AustinTexas Senator John Carona (R-Dallas) has been working hard for several years trying to get the State of Texas to enforce the existing laws on employee misclassification and add some teeth to the current laws by increasing the penalties for misclassifying workers as independent contractors when they are truly employees. Misclassification is also one of the biggest ways unethical employers skirt employment law and give jobs to illegal immigrants who work as day laborers.

Last week, I reported on a hearing held in the Texas Senate on Sen. Carona's bill, SB 676. While no one spoke in opposition to the bill, and commercial

at Apr 18, 2013 11:52 AM
       

House Committee to Hear Misclassification Bill and We Need Your Help

stop employee misclassificationJust last week, our own Bob Price wrote about how our readers can make a difference when it comes to the fight against misclassification in Texas. Bob urged you to reach out to the state senators who are considering a bill by Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, that would impose penalties on companies found to be cheating on their taxes by misclassifying their workers.

Coming up this Wednesday, on the House side, a committee is

at Apr 15, 2013 11:18 AM
       

Celebrating Political Diversity During Black History Month: Meet Scott Turner

This is the second in a short series of articles designed to offer balance in our celebration of black history month, by honoring a few black conservatives who are making a difference.

Meet Scott Turner, a first term Republican Texas State Representative, representing District 33 which encompasses all of Rockwall and parts of Collin counties. I interviewed Scott over this past weekend, to hear about life in Texas’ 83rd legislative session, and to find out more about this soft-spoken, confident yet humble, successful man.   Read more »

at Feb 28, 2013 9:06 AM
       

Students with Guns! Texas Bill Would Create School Gun Classes - Filed by Rep. James White

I can already see the liberal news headlines.... "Texas Wants to Teach Students How to Kill" is what the gun control advocates will say. They will post pictures (like the one on the right) that makes it look like Texas is teaching little kids how to be a member of the Texas Militia or something. They are wrong. Texas State Representative James White has filed a bill that will allow schools in Texas the option of having a gun class. It would be a class where students learn how to use and clean firearms properly. This is a great bill. Many gun accidents happen because adults and kids are afraid to handle, or do not know how to handle, or clean a gun.

at Feb 9, 2013 4:24 PM
       

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