I am a Texan, and I am proud of Ted Cruz, and ashamed of John Cornyn.
I was born and raised in the great state of Texas. We face some devastating challenges ahead. We face movements to turn Texas blue. We have an economy that is attracting business, and individuals that want to change and evolve Texas. Nothing proves this more than the fractured divide between Ted Cruz and the RINO John Cornyn. However, (I am stealing a great speech from | Read More »
Texas School Finance Plan Killed by Point of Order, Next Steps
Texas State Representative Wayne Christian released the following statement explaining how the school finance bill, SB 1581, was killed tonight and what the next steps are to make sure our public schools are adequately and equally funded. Now that a budget agreement has been reached between the House and the Senate this is the last piece of the puzzle, to decided how the money that | Read More »
Video: ESPN’s E:60 Undercover Texas Cockfighting Investigation
As noted previously ESPN’s award-winning news-magazine program E:60 did an undercover report on illegal cockfighting in Texas high lighting Representative Wayne Christian’s bill, HB 1043, that would close the loopholes in the cockfighting laws in Texas. Below is the video from ESPN. The day after the ESPN story aired the bill passed the Texas House, it is still awaiting action in the Senate. In other | Read More »
Noodling Bill Passes #TxLege
Today the Texas Senate debated and passed the “noodling” bill, HB 2189, that legalizes and regulates hand fishing for catfish in Texas. The bill has all ready passed the Texas House, next step is for Governor Perry to sign it into law.
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Thy Rainy Day Fund Commandments
“I think, therefore I spend,” is the motto of most politicians and the ones in Texas aren’t any different. This why I have created 3 commandments legislators should not break when they consider using the Rainy Day Fund. Commandment #1 Thy Bond Rating Shall Not Fallith We need a healthy Rainy Day Fund in order to stabilize and increase Texas’ bond rating. In 1987, Texas faced a worse fiscal | Read More »
It’s raining harder for those that created the rainstorm
Texas is facing a $15-$27 billion budget shortfall and programs that pull on your heart strings are being slashed at every turn. Schools, jobs, and children and elderly services are all in jeopardy. The initial reaction by many is to tap into the states $9.6 billion Rainy Day Fund to fill the gap. Because if it’s not “raining” now, then when is it? I think | Read More »
Donna Campbell (TX-25) Releases Ad Showing Doggett Fleeing Voters
I have been blogging about this race for the past two months or ever since Lloyd Doggett’s opponent, Dr. Donna Campbell, showed up at the Redstate Event. It has provided some excitement and controversy here in Texas, where almost all the serious races have already been decided. Bill White will be lucky to top 40% against Rick Perry. Chet Edwards looks like he’s finished. That | Read More »
Texas Does Diversity Right
One would think that a “progressive” state like Massachusetts or California would be electing and appointing minorities to statewide office by all of the noise you hear from them about being the “party of diversity.” But actions speak louder than words and Texas, not California or Massachusetts is the only state that currently has three African Americans serving in elected statewide office. The Texas Republican Party is truly the party of diversity in Texas and sets the standard for the rest of the country.
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