“Today’s conversation with Lt. Gov. Patrick was only the beginning of a continued partnership to ensure Texas remains the greatest state in which to live, work, and raise a family.”
The appointment of a new parliamentarian is a tangible sign of positive change coming to the Texas House.
Running the Texas House has been a family business. Will the Democrat serving as Joe Straus’ top advisor hook his marionette strings to the chamber’s next leader?
Fortunately for taxpayers, lobbyist puppet master Gordon Johnson’s chosen candidates failed to garner support.
Bonnen announced his candidacy for the speakership at the end of October and since then has amassed support from Republicans across the ideological spectrum.
Sources claim Bonnen will reveal that more than two-thirds of the Texas House GOP Caucus has pledged to support him.
The special election will take place on December 11.
The lieutenant governor won re-election on an agenda of increasing teacher pay and cutting property taxes.
His opponents hijacked the criminal justice system, but Texans saw through the attack and re-elected Attorney General Ken Paxton.
Under Abbott, the Texas Legislature has passed the nation’s strongest sanctuary city bill, as well as legislation to protect private property rights, and tax relief for small businesses.