April 27th, 2015
State Sen. Eddie Lucio, D-Brownsville, and Reps. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, and Gilbert Peña, R-Pasadena, have all proposed bills to create a guest worker program for Texas.
April 23rd, 2015
After sailing to approval in the Texas House, a package of bonds worth about $3.1 billion in college campus construction might have a more uncertain future in the Texas Senate. The bill approved earlier this month in the...
April 18th, 2015
Following more than five hours of debate which was interrupted for several points of order discussions and fights over parliamentary procedure,
April 16th, 2015
I urge you to vote NO on SB 185. Police chiefs and sheriffs across Texas have invested many hours traveling to Austin to oppose this bill for this and two previous sessions. They believe it will encourage abusive profiling...
April 10th, 2015
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...
April 9th, 2015
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...
March 31st, 2015
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...
March 27th, 2015
The question is, can twelve years of bad blood and bickering be set aside for even this most noble of causes?
March 16th, 2015
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...
March 13th, 2015
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...
April 25th, 2015
Last Wednesday, I was at the Texas Capitol working on some bills and getting ready for our Young Republican reception that evening. Unfortunately, I never made it to the reception. As I was going around to various committees...
April 22nd, 2015
Death isn’t something we want to ponder, much less the end of our own lives; however, none of us can escape this universal reality.
April 16th, 2015
We need to stop the intrusion of the government into the family unit. Call the Senate Education Committee Members to tell them to kill this bill.
April 15th, 2015
This morning, I sent individually addressed emails (copy below) to every Texas Senator and their Chief of Staff. I copied Governor Abbott, and Lt. Gov. Patrick. Please talk to every Republican Senator you know.
April 10th, 2015
Fireworks erupted on Wednesday in the Texas capitol building between the Lt. Governor and the House Speaker Pro Tempore over tax reform legislation.
April 3rd, 2015
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.
March 30th, 2015
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....
March 17th, 2015
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...
March 14th, 2015
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...
March 11th, 2015
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.