WHO: All who support the tea party principles of Limited Government, Fiscal Sanity, Personal Responsibility, Rule of Law, and National and State Sovereignty, whether you belong to a group, attend meetings or not! Dozens and dozens of tea parties from around the state are participating! WHAT:First ever statewide tea party rally WHERE: South Steps of the Texas Capitol Building in Austin WHEN: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Rally Before The Rally – 11:30-noon
Rally – noon-1pm Breakout Sessions – 2:00pm and 3:30pm (see link below) Citizen Lobbying– 1:30-5:00pm (names of Reps to visit and talking points provided via flyer) WHY: To check on legislation mid-session and to show the combined strength of Texas tea partiers SPEAKERS: Brandon Darby, Managing Director of Breitbart Texas Michael Quinn Sullivan, President of Empower Texans/Texans for Fiscal Responsibility Jonathan Stickland, Texas’ #1 most conservative State Representative (District 92)
and more! More info, see: https://www.facebook.com/events/1592471564298347/
FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO FILE LEGISLATION
Do you support the 10th Amendment?
Do you think amending the U.S. Constitution will restore your freedom? CALL YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS (REPRESENTATIVE and SENATOR)
The 84th Legislature will heat up next week, with 29 Committee Hearings scheduled as of today.
Here’s a sampling of bills that are scheduled to be heard: FINANCE
• Committees on Finance continue their hearings EDUCATION
• Compensatory education allotment funding to provide assistance with child care to students at risk of dropping out of school.
• Testing of students with limited English proficiency
• notifying a parent or guardian whether an employee of a school is appointed school marshal Continue reading “29 COMMITTEE HEARINGS NEXT WEEK”
Konni Burton, a first-term state senator representing the Fort Worth area, announced she will not deal with lobbyist who are paid with taxpayer dollars. She said
Our office is more than willing to meet with any lobbyist regarding issues facing businesses, individuals or trade organizations, just not those who are getting paid with taxpayer dollars, who very well could be pushing policy that is in direct conflict with the will of the people
No one would hire a lobbyist to represent their opponent in a business deal, so it’s not hard to see the conflict involved in the situation. At a very minimum, it is fiscally irresponsible to have taxpayers pay for it. Read more on this subject in the article in the Star-Telegram.
Something must be done to break up the monopoly over the K-12 government school programs and something must be done for inner city students wishing to escape a failing government school campus. Very few Texans will oppose these goals but it is the devil involved in the details of such plans that draw opposition. Many are hoping that school vouchers or grants will solve the failing government policies.
Please read these bills and if you are interested, please contact the committee members and voice your support/opposition. You do not have to reside in the committee members’ district to have an impact on these bills! The committee is charged with representing all Texans on those bills heard in their committee, It is their duty to allow the body of the entire Senate to discuss and vote on bills after they have passed out of the committee. It is at that time each senator should vote according to their district.
Bills to be heard in the State Affairs [SENATE Committee]
TIME & DATE: 9:00 AM, Thursday, February 12, 2015
PLACE: E1.016 (Hearing Room)
SB 11 Birdwell | et al. Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.
SB 17 Estes [ REVISED agenda– SB 17 added, SB 346 removed] Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties.
The email addresses, phone numbers (main Austin office), room numbers, twitter handles, and committee assignments are now published for the Senate and the House of the current Texas legislative session. There are links to these lists on the front page of ntcl.org, on the right-hand side bar, and are also available from the NTCL Resources menu on the top menu bar.
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