May 2017

Democrat Exposes Straus’ Lack of Talent, Tact

Democrat Exposes Straus’ Lack of Talent, Tact

A Dallas Democrat is finding company with broken clocks and blind squirrels—criticizing House Speaker Joe Straus for sending him a tactless form letter thanking him for his service on a committee that never even met. “I am grateful for your many hours of hard work and...
Austin Ridesharing Restored

Austin Ridesharing Restored

As the legislative session came to a close, Texans in one city were granted an immediate reprieve from their municipality’s protectionist transportation regulations. Although the 85th Regular Session left much to be desired, Capitol City residents can at least be...
Too Much Not Done

Too Much Not Done

On the 140th day of the legislative session, the last day for work to be completed under Texas’ constitution, we generally start gearing up for the release of the Fiscal Responsibility Index, which measures lawmakers’ records on fiscal and governance issues. Not this...