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Paxton stated the resolutions are in violation of the Texas Constitution. The post AG: Culture of Voting Resolutions Call for Unconstitutional Actions appeared first on Empower Texans.

Is the low-budget campaign against Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick just a marketing ploy by a crony? The post Patrick Opponent is Posterchild for Cronyism appeared first on Empower Texans.

Americans are split on whether they think the Justice Department's Russia investigation is fair and are unsure of special counsel Robert Mueller, but they overwhelmingly believe he should be allowed to finish his investigation, according to a new ...

Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey's column, click here. First things first: Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest campaign idea isn’t going to lower your property taxes. Property taxes are local. ...

Republican lawmakers were hammering out a deal Wednesday to avert a weekend government shutdown, putting off for another month a contentious debate on immigration, but also setting aside a long-sought disaster aid package for the victims of ...

This Daniel Greenfield piece articulates the Democratic Party’s urgent political need to guarantee an endless flow of illegal aliens into the U.S.: 97% of immigrants in the appropriate grouping identify themselves as Hispanic, but by the fourth ...

It’s been a few month since the administration of the University of Texas came up with a really bad idea, so naturally they were ready to latch on to a doozy (accepting propaganda money from Communist China) until Ted Cruz made them back off: ...

The governor’s plan would impose a revenue cap of 2.5 percent on school districts, cities, counties and special districts, requiring a supermajority vote to exceed it; local officials have protested such restrictions as dangerous.

Politics and politicians can be puzzling. State Rep. Dan Huberty’s actions to keep Reginald Grant off the ballot in House District 127 is one of those things in politics that puzzles me because it doesn’t make sense to me in any way, ...

The Center for Public Policy Priorities has added three members to its board of directors: Amarillo education leader Anette Carlisle, AT&T Texas executive Angela Ross, and former director of U.S.... The post CPPP Welcomes New Board Members ...

By Scott Huddleston San Antonio Express-News Originally published Jan. 15, 2018 A nonprofit board overseeing the Alamo’s day-to-day operations will Continue Reading →

HOUSTON – Confession: Few things in this world are as fascinating and fun as the literal and figurative swamp of Harris County politics. The creatures lurking here in the murky bayou waters are powerful and petty, colorful and crazy. And they’ll ...

WASHINGTON: Paul Manafort and his long time associate Rick Gates have been indicted and has been instructed to turn themselves in TODAY to the FBI or be arrested publicly. News organizations are reporting that the two will be formally charged with ...

With hours to go until the end of the 85th Legislature's regular session, state lawmakers appear to be edging closer to overtime.

While most Texans slept early Sunday morning, dozens of opponents of the state’s new “sanctuary cities” law, including undocumented immigrants, protested loudly outside the Governor’s mansion. At 3 a.m. Sunday, around 50 protesters met in ...

Legislature poised to leave town with unfulfilled policy promises The post Grassroots Coalition Demands Policy Action appeared first on Empower Texans.

Gov. Greg Abbott, signing a gun bill into law, made a crack when he showed his bullet-riddled paper target to reporters and got some unexpected attention.

At the end of a rowdy legislative session, Straus said Saturday he’s ready to do it again.

The Legislature races toward the closing day of a session dominated by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, in which Straus was often forced to play defense but also had some wins