Wayne Smith

Mr. Smith Goes Back to Austin

Mr. Smith Goes Back to Austin

For years conservatives across Texas and the nation have bemoaned the revolving door in politics that allows lawmakers to become lobbyists and lobbyists to become lawmakers. Texas’ latest example? Ex-State Rep. Wayne Smith (R–Baytown). After lobbying for his own civil...
Cain Seeks to Codify Transparency Victory

Cain Seeks to Codify Transparency Victory

After winning a major victory in the legal arena last month, one newly elected lawmaker is seeking to codify that victory in state law. On Thursday, freshman State Rep. Briscoe Cain (R–Deer Park) filed legislation that would officially repeal an unconstitutional state...
Cain Wins Lawsuit Striking Down Unconstitutional Law

Cain Wins Lawsuit Striking Down Unconstitutional Law

One conservative lawmaker won’t be sworn in until January, but he has already been successful in defeating an unconstitutional state law. Though the process has taken more than seven months, State Rep-Elect Briscoe Cain (R–Deer Park) secured victory in his lawsuit...
Rewarding Bad Results

Rewarding Bad Results

Legislators who work against the interests of taxpayers tend to have an easier time raising money than conservatives. The crony interests in Austin pad their pockets with government spending and then share that cash with legislators who keep the programs going. For...
Time to End TEC Complaint Abuse

Time to End TEC Complaint Abuse

Another primary campaign season has come and gone and it was another in which the Texas Ethics Commission (TEC) willingly cooperated in its processes being used to support dirty campaign tactics. In Harris County, allies of State Rep. Wayne Smith (R–Baytown) used the...