March 2017

Texas Senate Passes Package of Conservative Priorities

Texas Senate Passes Package of Conservative Priorities

The Texas Senate capped off an extremely busy week in which lawmakers passed a large number of conservative priorities. Here are some major items you might have missed: Phasing out the Franchise Tax The franchise tax is Texas’ onerous business tax that imposes a heavy...
Austin Police Hate Freedom…Again

Austin Police Hate Freedom…Again

One major city’s police department is ignoring the constitutional rights of citizens – adding yet another anti-liberty measure to a growing list that has contributed to the city’s decline in attractiveness as a hub of innovation. Earlier today, the Austin Police...
Citizens Win in Hays County

Citizens Win in Hays County

Some congratulations are in order for a group of local activists who managed to gain ground towards improving accountability from their county government after yesterday’s commissioners court meeting. Texas Scorecard reported previously some of the elections...
Texas Senate Watering Down School Choice

Texas Senate Watering Down School Choice

Shortly before lawmakers were due to vote on the Texas Senate’s school choice proposal the legislation was replaced with a substantially weaker version. Championed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and authored by State Sen. Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood), SB 3 seeks to...
Cruz Gets A Challenger

Cruz Gets A Challenger

Reports coming from Texas, as reported in yesterday’s Houston Chronicle, indicate that three-term Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) will formally announce a challenge to Sen. Ted Cruz (R) by the end of the week. Will O’Rourke be a viable challenger, or will his campaign...