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Barry Smitherman Missed ZERO Votes out of 21,000 in 9 Years – Texas Attorney General Race Update

I recently wrote an article revealing that Texas Attorney General Candidates Ken Paxton and Dan Branch missed several hundred votes each in their past 6 sessions in the Texas Legislature. Missing hundreds of votes is inexcusable considering these votes shape State law and they have a huge impact on the people the laws apply to. I contended that this shows a lack of the commitment and leadership that is needed to be the next Texas Attorney General. I suggested that Conservative Republican Barry Smitherman is the real deal leader that Texas needs as Attorney General because he has proven himself to be a committed, effective, passionate conservative Republican.   Read more »

at Oct 14, 2013 9:38 AM

Paxton and Branch Missed Hundreds of Votes in Legislature – Texas Needs a Full Time Attorney General

Texas deserves a full-time, dedicated Attorney General who shows up to work everyday. Candidates Ken Paxton and Dan Branch have missed SEVERAL HUNDRED votes each during their 6 sessions in the Texas Legislature. That shows a severe lack of the leadership that is required to run the Office of the Attorney General, the second largest state agency in Texas.   Read more »

at Oct 7, 2013 11:44 AM

TX Senator Donna Campbell Champion Of SD-25

Senator Donna Campbell has stirred some debate since her election in November 2012 because of her strong fiscal and social conservatism. She has raised people’s awareness of the issues that need to be addressed in SD25 and Texas. One of Senator Campbell’s attributes is her ability to quickly reflect on her answer and in her usual direct manner response to the questions posed to her. Her explanation on her ‘NO’ vote on the Texas budget was forthright.   Read more »

at Sep 24, 2013 11:01 AM

Smitherman REJECTS Budget Increase - Paxton, Branch APPROVE Increases - Texas Attorney General Race

In 2013, Texas Attorney General candidate Barry Smitherman REJECTED a budget increase for his personal government office while candidates Ken Paxton and Dan Branch APPROVED a budget increase for their personal government offices.

Families in Texas are having to tighten their belts. Gas is not going down, health care expenses are skyrocketing, appraisals and local taxes are rising. Texans have to be more conservative and cannot just vote to give ourselves more money for our household. We expect the government to tighten its belt too.   Read more »

at Sep 20, 2013 2:15 PM

Massachusetts Recovers Millions in Lost Revenue from Employer Fraud and Misclassification - Texas? Not so Much...

stop employee misclassificationThe State of Texas is missing out on millions of dollars of tax revenue and Texas parents are losing millions in child support payments because of the failure to deal with payroll fraud and employee misclassification and the growth of Texas' underground economy. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has proven this point by stepping up their own enforcement efforts. Why is Texas so far behind in this effort?   Read more »

at Sep 10, 2013 3:07 PM

Employee Misclassification Leads to Worker Abuse - Republicans Fail to Lead on "Rule of Law" Issue

The construction industry is rampant with workers who are misclassified as independent contractors when they are really employees, according to a study by the University of Texas. Workers who are misclassified are often abused by their workers and even have wages stolen from them. Now it seems the University of Texas itself has subsidized this illegal and unethical practice during the construction of one of its new student residence luxury apartments. Republican lawmakers have failed to show leadership in coming up with solutions to attack this problem because of behind-the-scenes influences of major home building construction companies.   Read more »

at Sep 5, 2013 11:25 AM

STOP Texas 20% Tax on College Students! Repeal Tuition Set Aside Law!

We have to spread the word! The Texas Tuition Set Aside Law is an Obama-style share the wealth TAX on students simply because they are going to college. We have to call our State Senators and State Representatives. We have to call the Governor. Last week I wrote an article exposing this tax. This article explains, in detail, how and when the bills passed, creating this tuition set aside required under Texas Education Code, Sections 56.011, 56.012, 56.095, and 56.465   Read more »

at Sep 3, 2013 9:52 AM

Texas Law Forces College Students to get Loans to Pay for Other People's Tuition

Update: New Article "Stop Texas 20% Tax on College Students! Repeal Tuition Set Aside Law!" explains in detail how and when we got this tax.

You probably think I am kidding, but I am not. In TEXAS of all places, there is an Obama-style share the wealth program that requires students going to college to pay thousands of dollars in extra tuition to pay for other people’s college tuition assistance.

at Aug 30, 2013 11:06 AM

Texas: Key Pro-Second Amendment Law Changes to Take Effect this Sunday

The following is a legislative alert from the NRA-Institute for Legislative Action:

The Texas Legislature passed a record number of pro-gun measures before adjourning its 2013 regular session on Memorial Day. A number of these new laws will take effect this Sunday, September 1:   Read more »

at Aug 29, 2013 10:09 AM

With Republicans like these, who needs Democrats?

Since the 2012 election, there has been quite a lot of talk about Harris County moving from Republican to Democrat. But anyone who is paying attention to this legislative session will see that the Republican legislators from Harris County are not particularly conservative on budgetary matters anyway. There has been a 26% increase in this budget over the previous budget. Rather than banking additional tax revenue this legislature has decided to spend more and then take $4 billion out of the rainy day fund.   Read more »

at Jul 18, 2013 11:11 AM


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