January 2016

Straus Facts #6: Joe Straus Fights Tax Cuts

Straus Facts #6: Joe Straus Fights Tax Cuts

Last session, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick boldly called for property tax reform. Gov. Greg Abbott declared he would veto any budget that didn’t include tax cuts. But Joe Straus and his allies fought them. Download the Empower Texans PAC mailerIn an interview with Texas...

Addicted To Cash (Texas Minute)

Ronald Reagan once joked the nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program. For taxes, it’s the same thing. https://empowertexans.com/podcast-player/32507/addicted-to-cash-texas-minute.mp3Download file | Play in new...

Texas Is Big! (Texas Minute)

Texas is big. It’s further from Beaumont to El Paso than from El Paso to Los Angeles. The famous King Ranch is larger than the state of Rhode Island. https://empowertexans.com/podcast-player/32413/texas-is-big-texas-minute.mp3Download file | Play in new...
Straus Facts #4: Joe Straus Hires Democrats

Straus Facts #4: Joe Straus Hires Democrats

For the past two sessions, Joe Straus has employed a “hard democrat” as his chief of staff. Straus hired Jesse Ancira, the liberal mayor of Taylor, to be his general counsel in 2009 and promoted him in 2012. Ancira is recorded as having voted consistently in...