Cary Cheshire

Not Just Rhetoric, But a Record

Not Just Rhetoric, But a Record

Earlier this month we began laying out the criteria citizens (and their legislators) should use to evaluate candidates seeking election as the next Texas House speaker. Among the three criteria is a requirement that the individual have a positive record demonstrating...
The Citizens’ Choice is the Caucus Choice

The Citizens’ Choice is the Caucus Choice

Earlier this month we began laying out a few factors citizens (and their legislators) can use to judge candidates seeking election as the next Texas House Speaker. Among the three criteria is a requirement that the individual should win the support of a majority of...
Citizens Must Choose the Next Speaker

Citizens Must Choose the Next Speaker

When legislators return to Austin next January, one of the first items on their agenda will be the election of a Speaker of the House. For the first time in decades there’s an open contest. Since current House Speaker Joe Straus announced he would not seek re-election...
Four Price Files for Speaker

Four Price Files for Speaker

Confirming speculation that had swirled for months, State Rep. Four Price (R-Amarillo) officially filed for Texas House Speaker on Thursday morning. Since joining the legislature in 2011, Price has served as a key lieutenant of Texas House Speaker Joe Straus (R–San...
Abbott Unveils “Promises Made, Promises Kept” TV Ad

Abbott Unveils “Promises Made, Promises Kept” TV Ad

As Texans move closer and closer to the November general election, campaigns on all sides are heating up and TV ads are beginning to flood the airwaves. While Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O’Rourke initiated their television buys earlier this month, those were...
Facts or Fake News?

Facts or Fake News?

This commentary originally appeared in an episode of Texas Scorecard Radio. In response to President Donald Trump’s continued criticism of the news media, a chorus of newspaper editorial boards recently denounced his comments as destructive to democracy. But are their...
TFR: Pete Flores for Texas Senate

TFR: Pete Flores for Texas Senate

AUSTIN, Texas—Texans for Fiscal Responsibility has endorsed Republican Pete Flores for the special election in Texas Senate District 19. “Pete Flores is a commonsense, conservative leader that taxpayers can count on to fight for them in the Texas Senate,” said...
Abbott Calls for Canning Red-Light Cameras

Abbott Calls for Canning Red-Light Cameras

Red-light cameras have been installed in cities across Texas and the nation under the pretense of promoting safe driving, but a recent study is casting doubt on those claims and even leading Texas’ top elected official to speak out. In a tweet Friday morning, Gov....