Texas

Are You Sick of This?

Are You Sick of This?

We Say: Speaker Straus has blocked all legislation passed by the Texas Senate to get Governor Abbott’s conservative, pro-taxpayer, pro-liberty agenda moving. Special interest supporters of Speaker Straus, e.g., contributors such HEB, enable the Texas House to take no action when they should be doing the work of the people. See the empty Texas House Chamber […]

Special Legislative Session: Why Joe Straus Might Have the Upper Hand

Special Legislative Session: Why Joe Straus Might Have the Upper Hand

We Say: It ain’t over ’til it’s over, and it’s got 2 weeks to go. We predict Texas fireworks in August. Lt. Governor Patrick has skillfully lobbed the ball over to center court on Speaker Straus’ side of the net. The crowd is hushed and watching intently. Republished from MyStatesman.com, by Tamir Kalifa, July 29, […]

Patrick, Straus War Escalates Ahead of Special Session

Patrick, Straus War Escalates Ahead of Special Session

Republished from MySanAntonio.com, by Peggy Fikac, July 13, 2017. Image credit: image not covered by license AUSTIN – A battle between the state’s top legislative leaders escalated Thursday when Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick lambasted a school finance plan backed by House Speaker Joe Straus, calling it a Ponzi scheme and “dangerous political stunt” that would […]

Conservative Group Seeks to Promote Straus Challenger Ahead of Special Session

Conservative Group Seeks to Promote Straus Challenger Ahead of Special Session

Republished from ExpressNews.com, by Peggy Fikac, June 29, 2017. Image credit:Conservative Republicans of Texas  AUSTIN — The president of a conservative Republican group that wants to oust House Speaker Joe Straus said it will promote an alternative candidate for the leadership post by next week, ahead of the special legislative session that begins July 18. […]

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