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AUSTIN, TX -- Today, the Office of the Inspector General at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission issued a letter ending Planned Parenthood's participation in the state's Medicaid Program.
Texas Alliance for Life applauds the strong efforts of Republican leadership in Congress to move forward with a strategy of shifting funds from Planned Parenthood to better providers of women's health services -- providers...
Straus’ spokesman fires back: “The freedom these extremists enjoy to engage in ridiculous attacks is protected by our heroic first responders.”
As Texans, we have a style of our own – from our hospitality to our headwear.But you may be surprised to hear the iconic symbol of Western culture, the cowboy hat, only became an official state symbol a couple months ago...
Hispanic Republicans of Texas - November 2016 is still more than a year away, but for many organizations and candidates the campaigning has already started.
There are several good reasons why Representative Craddick’s texting bill has failed three times in the State Legislature. By being a personal witness to the debate in the most recent session, I have been able to articulate...
In his 4th of July column, Steve Blow leveled hefty claims that public officials have been lying about protecting women’s health by regulating the abortion industry.
Wednesday I applauded the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for ruling in favor of several health and safety provisions in Texas legislation, House Bill 2, which ensures that abortion clinics meet the safety standards of state...
NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Today, in a nearly complete pro-life victory, a three-judge panel at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled to uphold the constitutionality of Texas' pro-life law, House Bill 2, as applied...
The Texas Legislature has concluded the 84th regular session at the Capitol in Austin, but not before it passed five substantial pro-life bills as well as multiple pro-life provisions in the budget.
There are many legislators to whom pro-life advocates owe a debt of gratitude for the numerous successes of the 84th Texas Legislature. Few, however, are more deserving than House State Affairs Committee Chair Byron Cook....
The National Football League faces a growing backlash over the way cheerleaders are compensated and the reason for it will sound very familiar to regular readers of Construction Citizen.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stood before Judge George Gallagher in a state district court in Collin County and the AG pleaded not guilty to the criminal charges leveled against him. Moments later, Paxton’s criminal...
Nearly two-thirds of Texas Republican voters polled say that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton should resign. The poll comes in the wake of three indictments related to securities fraud that were handed down against the...
Now that a plan to slash state funding for a therapy program for severely disabled children has become better known, a growing number of Republicans – including the Texas Senate's Transportation Committee Chairman and a key...
There has been a lot of discussion about the 84th Legislature's failure to pass Representative Craddick's HB 80. Having worked for the Legislature during the recent Session, I saw and still see the issue of texting and...
The following article was authored by Keith Weiner and originally published on SNBCHF.com.
Republican Party of Texas - The month of May was a busy time for our team at RPT. Our focus has begun to shift away from the legislative session to beating the Democrats in 2016. We’ve started phone banking earlier than ever...
As the dust settles from the tumult of another Legislative Session and as the punditry class begins to opine on the winners and losers of our grand, biennial, Texas conversation, it seems clear to me that when we work...
Legislation requiring public universities in Texas to allow handguns in dorms, classrooms and campus buildings is now on the verge of becoming law. After final approval from the Texas legislature over the weekend, Senate...

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