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Shaheen Announces Run for Re-Election

Shaheen Announces Run for Re-Election

After seriously considering a campaign for higher office, State Rep. Matt Shaheen (R–Plano) has announced that he will instead run for re-election to his current seat. Over the past few months Shaheen has flirted with a run for the Texas Senate to replace outgoing...
House Journal Reveals Straus Dictatorship

House Journal Reveals Straus Dictatorship

After effectively killing the vast majority of Gov. Greg Abbott’s special session agenda by delaying and diluting them to death, House Speaker Joe Straus adjourned the chamber sine die a full day early over the objections of dozens of lawmakers. In the video archive,...
As GOP Caucus Meets, Abbott Slams Straus

As GOP Caucus Meets, Abbott Slams Straus

While House Republicans were attending a caucus meeting the day after the Texas Legislature adjourned Gov. Greg Abbott’s special session sine die, Abbott was taking to the airwaves to blame House Speaker Joe Straus for killing his agenda. Asked in a radio interview...
Straus Kills Abbott Agenda

Straus Kills Abbott Agenda

In an unprecedented abuse of power, House Speaker Joe Straus unilaterally adjourned the Texas House without warning a day before the special session called by Gov. Greg Abbott was scheduled to end. In doing so, he ignored loud objections from the floor and denied...