Texas Legislature

Three years ago, I don't think I would have ever imagined myself defending the decriminalization of marijuana, much less the legalization of it. My first ministry internship while in college included living with and working...
Over the years, we have put a bright spotlight on the myriad problems caused by worker misclassification. Those difficulties continue to mount while Texas lawmakers do very little about it, much to the frustration of ethical...
For those seeking a state legislature weighing a raft of major policy overhauls, it might be hard to beat Texas, where, by the scheduled end of the session on June 1, there could be a private school choice program for the...
The question is, can twelve years of bad blood and bickering be set aside for even this most noble of causes?
Ever get stuck on ONE topic and write about it until you can't possibly write about it anymore? Nah, me neither. So, you'll excuse me for writing once again about election law and election integrity. Both are extremely...
The thorny issue of how to reform Texas’ laws on end-of-life health care is front and center for prominent pro-life groups at the Texas Capitol. But, one of those groups is skipping out on negotiations about crafting...
We all talk about protecting the Constitution and holding our elected officials accountable.
Today, House Republican Caucus Chairman Tan Parker welcomed newly elected State Representatives John Cyrier (R-Lockhart) and Leighton Schubert (R-Caldwell) to the Texas House Republican Caucus....
MORE low income housing for the Cy-Fair/Bear Creek area, you say? Yes, it's true. Hard to believe? Well believe it!
State funding for college campus construction projects has been described by many around Texas as “long overdue.” Leaders in the Legislature have agreed on the fundamentals in recent years but have been unable to come to a...
Fireworks erupted on Wednesday in the Texas capitol building between the Lt. Governor and the House Speaker Pro Tempore over tax reform legislation.
The bill in the Texas House that would allow gun owners with concealed handgun licenses (CHL) to carry concealed handguns on public colleges and universities is one step closer to passage and becoming law.
In a state considered by others around the country to be the Economic Shining City on a Hill, it is almost unimaginable that lawmakers would give serious consideration to proposals that threaten to undermine that vitality....
A bill lifting some of the state's restrictions on handguns cleared the Texas Senate along a party line vote of 20 to 11 Monday. Senate Bill 17, from state Sen. Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls, would allow concealed weapons...
The worst part of the bill, Adams argued, is that it requires the Attorney General to review each complaint and file a petition. "Can you even imagine the red tape and wasted time and expense? Neither the AG nor local law...
Texans are ready to rebel against the scourge of Daylight Saving Time. State Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Canton, has proposed a bill that would eliminate the biannual time change come September.
Representative David Simpson (R-Longview) gets credit this week for attempting to remove the last real obstacle remaining in the way of stoners’ zeal for pot legalization: Christianity. Active in his Baptist Church, Mr.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO, the Texas Republican revolution forged west of I-35 and up the Caprock to limit government and entrust us to govern ourselves (as well as to implement term limits, but that’s a subject for another time...
How do you solve a problem like the old Confederacy? For conservatives, about 50% of what those who took up arms 154 years ago against the President of the United States is in direct conflict with the most basic principles...
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the issuance of a $1.2 million grant to the City of North Richland Hills to establish an anti-gang center. The North Texas Anti-Gang Center will be tasked with combatting organized gang...

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