March 22nd, 2018
A much-anticipated report on threats to the Texas economy finds that inadequate spending on things like infrastructure and public education coupled with debates about socially divisi
February 19th, 2018
There is much heated debate right now over skyrocketing property taxes in Texas and who is to blame. Who's the real culprit? Who's been fighting to cut your property taxes in Montgomery County?
December 13th, 2017
“You want to f*ck with me tonight?” was the question allegedly asked of a Texas legislative intern by State Representative Borris Miles (D-Houston), a left-leaning online news outlet reported Wednesday evening. The article...
November 24th, 2017
AUSTIN -- United States Federal District Court Judge Lee Yeakel released his ruling today permanently striking down the portion of Senate Bill 8 (SB 8) that bans dismemberment abortions, in which a live unborn child in the...
October 25th, 2017
Today, Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) announced that he would not seek re-election for his Texas House of Representatives seat in House District 121.
October 16th, 2017
Senate Bill 4, which was packaged and sold by Governor Greg Abbot as a means to improve the safety of Texans, will actually make Texas a more dangerous place for everyone to live.
August 31st, 2017
The Special Session called by Governor Greg Abbott is officially over, so how did we do protecting life? Short answer: never in the history of Texas, has the legislature passed so many life-saving, life affirming measures...
August 16th, 2017
The first collapse of the so-called "bathroom bill" in May laid bare an escalating feud in Texas between ascendant social conservatives and moderate Republicans, and the mutual distrust only seemed to deepen over summer....
August 10th, 2017
"A lot of people felt that the bill itself, on its face, is not necessary," he said. "It's a solution looking for a problem."
August 9th, 2017
"No industry will remain untouched by the unnecessary harm that discriminatory laws will do to our competitiveness, to our ability to attract talent, and to our employees and their families," the CEOs wrote.
February 22nd, 2018
Before the Austin City Council had even taken its final vote to approve a new requirement for private employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees, Republican members of the Texas Legislature were already saying...
February 1st, 2018
Texas Alliance for Life has released our 2017 Legislative Scorecard for both the Regular and First Called Special Sessions of the 85th Texas Legislature, which were both held in 2017.
December 8th, 2017
An inscription on the cenotaph reads: In Memory of the Heroes who sacrificed their lives March 6, 1836 in the defense of Texas. They chose never to surrender or retreat; these brave hearts with flag still proudly waving...
November 14th, 2017
Texas Association of Business released their legislator scorecard this morning. This scorecard, called For the Record, is a ranking of all Texas legislators based on how they voted for pro-business policies in the...
October 24th, 2017
In a move many business leaders called “long overdue,” Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has announced a new panel of lawmakers will consider what policies need to be in place – and what kind of policies should be rejected – in...
September 19th, 2017
Hurricane Harvey is shaping up to be a major theme for the next Texas legislative session. House Speaker Joe Straus is asking committees to begin working on long-term solutions to Harvey-related problems. Straus wants...
August 30th, 2017
The Texas Legislature concluded its 140-day regular session at the end of May with sensational pro-life successes. The Legislature passed six pro-life bills, continued to fund alternatives to abortion and continued to defund...
August 15th, 2017
The House and Senate have been struggling to reach a deal on a proposed law aimed at blocking cities from going too far in stopping homeowners from cutting down trees on their own property. Abbott has made tree cutting...
August 10th, 2017
Welcome to the Second Edition of this Special Session's Capitol Report.