Tuesday May 27th the Texas House of Representatives came out showing their true colors by effectively killing Sen. Van Taylor’s bill to increase transparency of government officials and terminate conflicts of interest.
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.