In what is a growing movement of state interposition against federal judicial tyranny, the Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore today issued an order directing probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals. The order states:
An NFL referee can’t perform his duty if he’s not well educated on the 200+ page rule book. Voters can’t expedite their duty if they don’t know the rules restricting government – that is the Supreme Law of the land; the 34 page U.S. Constitution. It is upon these principles that our Texas Constitution and statutes are supposed to be enacted.
If you plan to vote on the 7 proposed amendments to our 200+ page Texas Constitution, you should have consistent rules by which you judge every amendment. I consistently use the U.S. Constitution as my benchmark. My three test questions are found here because every law increases the size, scope, and cost of government.
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”
Bill Ames has reviewed some 200 bills that have been filed in the 84th Texas Legislature, relating to public education. We express our gratitude to Bill for his offering of 12 of the “Best” , and 10 of the “Worst” bills filed.
84th Texas Legislature – Key Public Education Recommendations
– created by Bill Ames for North Texas Citizens Lobby (NTCL)
Bill Content Description: State contractors (incl. school district contractors) must participate in E-Verify program.
Bill Number: HB88
Author: James White (R)
NTCL Recommendation: Support
Justification: Contain employment of illegals
Bill Content Description: Course in U. S. Constitution in curriculum requirements for public school students
Bill Number: HB135
Author: Dan Flynn (R) NTCL Recommendation: Support
Justification: Counters trend towards progressive curriculum in Texas public schools
When the 84th Texas House of Representatives opens for business at noon on Tuesday January 13, 2015 the first order of business will be to elect one member (out of 150 members) to serve as the presiding officer of the Texas House; the House Speaker (a.k.a. the gatekeeper of legislation to be passed). A simple majority vote is required (76 of the 150 members).
Is it a coincidence that within the past week, 42 of the 98 Republicans in the House have signed pledge letters to vote for 3-term incumbent Rep. Joe Straus as Speaker and not for Rep. Scott Turner? Turner announced his intent to run for Speaker against the incumbent Straus this summer. One could suppose these recent pledge letters are a coincidence.