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January 2010 [PAGE: 2]

Winning & Victory

In the latest Rasmussen Poll, the Texas Republican Primary gubernatorial race is getting hotter than Laredo in the summer. The poll shows Gov. Rick Perry at 43%, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison at 33%, and Debra Medina at 12%. The Houston Chronicle is reporting it as...

Indexing Straus’ Committees

This week Speaker Joe Straus created four select committees. All of these committees will to varying degrees be dealing with fiscal policy but two of the committees are chiefly focused on taxing, spending, and accountability. Straus tasked the House Select Committee...

New Senator From District 22

While he hasn’t been good on conservative issues in recent years, State Sen. Kip Averitt (R-Waco) is a gentleman who honorably served the people of Texas. His decision yesterday to end his re-election bid, citing unspecified health concerns, came as a surprise....

Straus’ Budget Timing

Why did Texas House Speaker Joe Straus hold up efforts to ask state agencies to control their spending and find ways to reduce outlays? After all, state leaders have been told for months Texas might experience a $7-$11 billion shortfall in 2011. Gov. Rick Perry and...

Can Democrat Hodge Dodge 2010 Woes?

Looks like 2010 is shaping up to be a really bad year for Dallas State Rep. Terri Hodge, a rather typical Texas Democrat. Not the least of her problems is a March 8th trial on charges of bribery and corruption. Just six days earlier she faces a primary election. Oh,...
Proposing Taxpayer Protections

Proposing Taxpayer Protections

Three budget proposals promoted this week by Texas Gov. Rick Perry would substantially ensure a strong state economy for generations to come. Two of the three aren’t new, either to Perry or voters, but Texans deserve to have the package implemented in the next...

Self Bridges Rhetoric With Action

For his responsible leadership in Collin County, Keith Self is being attacked for being too fiscally conservative. In these troubling economic times, it’s hard to imagine that that’s an effective criticism. Self is running for a second term at the helm of...