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8 False Claims About Joe Straus

The legislative record of the Texas Legislature during the six-year tenure of House Speaker Joe Straus draws high praise from national pro-life organizations and harsh criticism from pro-abortion organizations. Americans United for Life ranks Texas as the 6th most pro-life state and writes, “As a result of aggressive legislative action over the past several years,

at Dec 18, 2014 11:49 AM

Setting the Record Straight on Joe Straus

Another hugely successful season for Republicans is behind us, which gives us plenty of reasons to unite to accomplish even more. Unfortunately, a coordinated, professional smear machine is having none of it, and another faux Speaker’s race has begun.

The machine responsible for these Speaker “races” incites followers with half-truths, distortions and lies. The behavior of the incited is anything but civil. Supporters of Speaker Straus, including those who are not even elected officials, have been the subject of threats, intimidation and character assassination. Will our offices be vandalized or burglarized again as they have multiple times during previous “races?”   Read more »

at Nov 25, 2014 1:01 PM

Is the Republican Delegation of the State of Texas for Sale?

"You were bought with a price." 1 Corinthians 6:20

We all were, if you are a Christian. Jesus paid the ransom for our sin with his own blood so that we could have eternal life. Pretty hefty price, if you ask me.

One could say that our delegation of Texas State Representatives have been bought with a price, too. Not one as noble as the price that Christ paid for our sins. What I'm talking about here is their vote for the Texas Speaker of the House, bought and paid for by current Speaker of the House, Joe Straus. Follow the money, especially all the lobbyist money Straus distributes with strong strings attached.   Read more »

at Nov 25, 2014 11:45 AM

Tea Party groups in North Texas splinter after Capriglione says there is no race for Speaker

Originally published on the Quorum Report:

DALLAS – It may have been the hope of some Tea Party leaders here in North Texas that the headlines this week would read something like “Conservatives Unite Against Joe Straus,” but it hasn’t quite played out that way.

If anything, a splintering among Tea Party groups here in the region is now more apparent following what some have called a bold move by Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake,

at Nov 13, 2014 9:49 AM

Tarrant Rep. shocks Tea Party by telling them there is no race for Speaker

This story was originally posted on the Quorum Report:

Some Tea Party supporters in Tarrant County got a wakeup call overnight as one of the lawmakers they have supported over establishment Republican figures told them late Monday that there is no race for Speaker of the Texas House.

In a town hall style meeting, Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake, answered questions about his newfound support for Speaker

at Nov 11, 2014 5:02 PM

Is It Murphy's Law to Support Joe Straus?

"If you aren't willing to fight for what you believe, do not cry about what you will lose."

I have no idea who this quote is from, but I love it. I think it's fitting of the upcoming Speaker's race for the Texas House. What do I mean? I mean that if you aren't willing to fight for a new, conservative Speaker of the House, then don't cry about what you will lose. What will we lose? The conservative stronghold that we have maintained here in Texas, despite the current speaker's liberal influence.   Read more »

at Sep 16, 2014 1:15 PM

Turner vs. Straus: Who Will Emerge Victorious?

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." -Teddy Roosevelt   Read more »

at Sep 15, 2014 8:27 AM

Job-Luring Funds Go Under the Microscope at the Texas Capitol

The special Texas House committee appointed by Speaker Joe Straus to scrutinize Gov. Perry’s job-luring pots of money – chiefly the Texas Enterprise Fund – got down to work last Wednesday. In its first hearing, the House Select Committee on Economic Development Incentives listened to expert witnesses for and against the incentives that were called everything from “interstate job piracy” to essential “tools in the toolbox” for continuation of the state’s dynamic economic growth.

Chair of the committee, Rep. Angie Chen Button, R-Richardson, stressed that while Texas has been a dominant

at Jul 28, 2014 9:39 AM

Joe Straus Creates Committee To Review Texas Economic Development Projects

On Friday, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus created the Select Committee on Economic Development Incentives, which will assess the economic benefit provided by state and local incentive programs and make recommendations to make those programs more effective and efficient. I was appointed to the thirteen member committee. As a member of the Texas Legislature, I have been an active voice for fiscal conservatism, streamlining government, reducing burdensome overregulation and driving economic development that spurs the economy and creates jobs in Texas.   Read more »

at Jun 24, 2014 3:18 PM

Texas House Hearing Could Signal Big Changes Ahead for Misclassification and Workers’ Comp

In a marathon hearing held by Texas lawmakers on the issues of workers’ comp and worker misclassification, representatives from businesses and labor came together to talk about what could be done to level the playing field for ethical companies and improve the lives of middle class Texans.

at Apr 30, 2014 1:11 PM


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