Texas Legislature

Last week, my fellow TexasGOPVote blogger David Bellow wrote an article attacking the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) and Texas State Representative Sarah Davis (R-134) over the Party's support of Davis in the 2012 general...
This is a rare Action Alert: Contact the Texas Hospital Association (phone number, 512-465-1000) about the completely false testimony of their representative, Ms. Stacy Wilson who testified against Section 2 of House Bill 2...
The Houston Young Republicans (HYR) have produced an ad criticizing what it calls “the Mob,” referring to the leftwing extremists who prevented a vote from taking place on pivotal legislation which would cap abortions in...
Hanging by a thread. By the skin of your teeth. These are phrases one might use when you just barely get something you want or you don't get what you want, but just by a little bit. I think it could go either way in this...
Most recent update: After hours of contemplation, Dewhurst declared that the vote happened after midnight and is invalid. Dewhurst blamed the unruly occupy-acting mob and the Straus House leadership for the failure of the...
“There are many ways to kill a child, and abortion may be the kindest way to do it.” That first line was not only a statement made by one woman who testified (watch the meeting at the House website, here), it was a recurring...
Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Senator Tommy Williams has been plugging the “good conservative budget … we can all be proud of” that the Texas legislature passed and Governor Perry left largely intact. Senator...
“If a piece of the building falls to the ground and breaks, they have insurance for that,” said a middle-aged man in a wheelchair in Houston. I sat in a small portable building behind a church, listening through an...
The following is a release by the NRA Institute for Legislative Action:While transportation, pro-life and juvenile justice issues have been added to the call for the current special session, the NRA has been informed that...
The Texas regular legislative session ended less than a month ago. Unfortunately, all the big pro-life bills were killed by the leadership of Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus. Joe Straus is not pro-life and has openly...
The last couple of weeks in Texas have really exposed Democrats for who they really are, an unruly mob who, when they do not get their way, decide to disrupt the legislature; they oppose the strong majority of Americans by...
Is the Texas HB2 Bill (formerly SB5) about stopping the availability, access, or choice of women to have a pregnancy termination, or is it about the safety for women and their health when terminating the pregnancy?It has...
Senator Wendy Davis, which kid on the playground you see shouldn’t be there? - Laura IngrahamOne can use twitter to get to the heart of the issue, and Laura Ingraham certainly did that with this cutting comment...
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today announced a Special Session of the Texas Legislature will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, July 1st."I am calling the Legislature back into session because too much important work remains undone for the...
Orange t-shirts admittedly outnumbered those of us in blue at the Texas State Capitol on Sunday, June 23. However, in the long run, what mattered in the passage of the House version of Senator Heger's Senate Bill 5,...
Two years ago the Texas Legislature passed a law that has backfired on the drivers on Texas roadways. The law prohibited the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) from issuing a driver's license to any person who could not...
Like most of you, I was very disgusted to learn that last week Obama’s Federal Emergency Management Agency turned down Governor Perry’s request for emergency aid for the devastated town of West. We shouldn't have been...
Among all of the tools governors have, the ability to veto bad bills is one of the most powerful. Usually this is wielded in a very limited way, and typically it is either to correct errors or unintended consequences not...
AUSTIN - In response to Governor Rick Perry adding the issue of abortion to the call of the special session today, Representative Allen Fletcher (Tomball/Cy-Fair) filed House Bill 55, prohibiting sex-selective abortions."It...
I applaud the signing of House Bill 5 into law. This legislation will allow for multiple pathways to a high school diploma, increased opportunities for vocational education at the high school level, and the beginning of a...

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