Texas Legislature

Plutocracy is defined as government by the wealthy, or an elite or ruling class of people whose power derives from their wealth. I can't think of a better word to describe the government of the state of Texas. Now, I hear...
Gov. Abbott has become a familiar face in Texas politics among all groups—ethnicity--race, gender, and age. He has shown us all that his vision for Texas is one as big as his heart. This is why the majority of Texans...
Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick referred the Campus Carry Bill to the Senate State Affairs Committee on Wednesday. The move comes one day following what has been seen by some as a contradictory statement about open...
Thousands of pro-life conservatives converged on the Texas Capitol with Texas’ First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Saturday to show support for the passage of more pro-life legislation. The Texas Legislature is just beginning the...
“Our legislation is focused on the patients, who are mostly children, who deal with these horrible seizures on a daily basis,” Eltife said. “As a parent, I can’t imagine knowing there is a safe treatment for my severely sick...
Governor Greg Abbott became our 48th governor on January 20, 2015 at 11:00 am on the Texas Capitol grounds. He is the first governor elected in a wheelchair and Cecilia is the first Hispanic Texas First Lady. Before leaving...
AUSTIN, Texas – For the first time since the first year of this century, Texas will have a new Governor. It has been over fourteen years since Governor Rick Perry First took the oath of office filling the vacancy created...
It’s not every day you get invited to the Governor’s mansion for lunch. As luck would have it, I had to decline our first invitation due to my husband’s surgery. But a couple weeks later, I received the same invitation and...
As the 84th Texas Legislature opened, mixed emotions ran through my heart and my mind. I was sitting in the Texas House of Representatives' gallery looking down to a full floor of elected state representatives and their...
The battle playing out among the largest anti-abortion groups in Texas is difficult to understand without taking into consideration some of the undercurrents and becoming familiar with some of the key players in our great...
Every state has one. The federal government funds at least half of each of them. They gobble up 40% of the average state budget at a minimum. $17 trillion has been spent nationally on their services since they were first...
Texas is a great state, I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know, but sometimes you have to wonder what folks on the outside looking in see when they read about what went on in Austin the first few days of the...
Dozens of gun rights activists gathered in front of the Capitol Monday morning to voice their support for a bill that would end Texas’ 144-year ban on the open carry of handguns...
A report from a bipartisan panel of Texas lawmakers says companies that pretend their employees are independent subcontractors are undermining free markets and encouraging illegal immigration, among other serious problems....
Due to a schedule change, I was able to return from Scotland early enough to attend the Texas inauguration of Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Governor Greg Abbott in Austin. Clear blue skies and a warm sun made a perfect day...
Click to watch the inauguration of Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.
For the first time in more than a decade, the Texas House has approved a new process for people to apply for a media credential at the Texas Legislature.
The following story originally appeared on The Quorum Report.  
The Texas House of Representatives overwhelmingly elected Joe Straus as Speaker of the House at the opening of the 84th Legislature yesterday. Last week, Joe Straus announced that the House will soon release a budget...
When President Obama could not get what he wanted from Congress on immigration, he simply issued an executive order. Now, it seems Governor Rick Perry is following President Obama’s example.The Legislature has on multiple...

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