Harvey Hilderbran

Obstructionist

Obstructionist

Looking at the new statewide issues polling from Texas Tribune, I am struck again by just how out of touch Joe Straus and his “leadership” team really are from the mainstream of Texas. Let’s step back. The closest thing to “Joe Straus on the...
LBB Leans Left

LBB Leans Left

Late Tuesday, in an exercise of political tone-deafness, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus appointed Representatives Drew Darby, John Otto, and John Zerwas to vacancies on the Legislative Budget Board, a powerful department which oversees the budget writing process each...
Dropping Fs

Dropping Fs

[UPDATED AT END WITH NEW DROP-OUTS.] Another “F” has dropped out of the Texas House with the announcement that State Rep. Rob Orr (R-Burleson) won’t be seeking re-election. He joins a growing list of low-rated lawmakers opting to get out rather than face stiff...
Actions Speak Louder than Campaign Ads

Actions Speak Louder than Campaign Ads

Texas Comptroller candidate Harvey Hilderbran released his first online campaign ad Monday morning. Maybe it was supposed to be funny…? Aside from the all-out corniness of a console television playing crackled and ominous Fox News clips in the bed of a pickup –­ (and,...
Hilderbran for Comptroller?

Hilderbran for Comptroller?

Straus-appointed Ways and Means Chairman Harvey Hilderbran has officially thrown his name into the race for Texas Comptroller. What exactly should taxpayers expect if he’s elected as the chief steward of the state’s finances? You may recall earlier this session where...