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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,
Citing a violation of Article 1, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution and other unconstitutional actions, Houston businessman, Dr. Steven Hotze, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Houston on Tuesday against the federal government. The lawsuit addresses previously un-addressed constitutional issues.
Dr. Hotze announced the lawsuit in a heavily covered press conference at the Texas Capitol surrounded by a host of members of the Texas House and Senate along with Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst.
Following the press conference, Dr. Hotze spoke with TexasGOPVote in the Reception Room adjacent the office of Texas Governor Rick Perry, where he spoke about the impact of ObamaCare on small businesses and why this law is unconstitutional. Read more »
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 »
The Texas Advance Directive Act of 1999 (TADA) describes “Advance Directives to Physicians” (what most people would call a “Living Will”) and contains Section 166.046, an attempt to outline the procedure for resolving a disagreement between a doctor and patients or their surrogates about what is medically appropriate treatment.
The law currently in effect requires the doctor to notify the patient or the surrogate when he or
2013 Texas Legislative Session - Want to Stop the Magnet? Demand a Vote on House and Senate Worker Misclassification Bill
Texas 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
Everybody remembers the "fiscal cliff" situation at the federal level not long ago. In the debates, Republicans wanted to cut spending, while Democrats wanted higher revenues (taxes) in order to maintain (and even increase) spending. Well, here in Texas, some lawmakers are calling our transportation crisis our own "fiscal cliff of highway funding," including Senator Tommy Williams, who is the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Read more »
The Texas Senate moved the state one step closer this week to giving craft beer makers more freedom to sell their brews in more places.
Under a package of pushed by Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, brew pubs would be able to distribute their beer to retailers, and microbreweries like Saint Arnold's in Houston would be able to legally sell beer on site. The bills were the result of a deal brokered by Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, who worked closely with Eltife and Sen. Letica Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, to move the bills through the Business and Commerce Committee. Read more »
Dan Patrick, Republican State Senator and Senate Education Committee Chair, introduced an education reform bill, S.B. 2, in this 83rd session of the Texas State legislature that supports an expansion of the number of charter schools in Texas. Current Texas law limits the number of open-enrollment charter schools to 215, and S.B. 2 would remove that artificial cap.
This is no doubt good news for the over 100,000 children on Texas’ charter school waiting lists. At present, charter schools enroll around 150,000 students, and they have proved popular with parents seeking some alternative to the local public school their children would otherwise attend based on their zip code.
In short, expanding charter schools interjects more competition in the educational arena, and more choice in educational opportunities, all to the benefit of Texas’ children and parents. Read more »
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We all agree that it’s time that dead people in San Antonio and elsewhere in Texas stop voting. Weston Martinez has become synonymous with stomping out Voter Fraud in San Antonio. I spoke to Weston on March 3, 2013 in order to get an update on the Voter Fraud bill that I knew he was working on.
Texas has a Vote Poaching problem. Ballots and votes are being stolen. Voter Fraud is real. State Senator Donna Campbell has filed a bill (SB 554) to stop the voter fraud and to stop dead people from voting in San Antonio, TX.
San Antonio, TX seems to be ground zero for this problem. Texas Conservative Republican Hispanic Weston Martinez uncovered just the tip of an iceberg last year.