Here is a taxpayer’s view of the intended and unintended consequences of the efforts of our noble Austin legislators.
First, one must read the proposed legislation because the brief explanatory statement of the nature of each proposed amendment listed on the ballot is not even close to addressing what is in the amendment. If a proposed amendment has enabling legislation (many do), the details of the amendment with taxing authority, penalties for violations, and other changes/additions to other state statutes may be found there. In short, you have to read the amendment/enabling bill to find out what’s in it and often times we have to pass the amendment/bill to find out what’s in it. On some of the proposed amendments, the enabling legislation is silent (deficient) in certain areas. Where there is silence in the enabling legislation, once the amendment is passed then it may be up to the courts to decide the intent of the author(s) of the amendment or enabling legislation. This is unfortunate but true.
Second, one should understand the Purpose and Consequences of laws.
Third, one should put each proposed amendment to the 3 question test of “constitutionality”. Continue reading “9 Proposed Amendments – Put Through the Constitutional Test”
Moderate Republicans sided with Democrats to raid Texas’ rainy day fund for water projects. Their priorities are backward — the most important projects should be funded first, not pushed off to the end then punted to the voters. Note that local representative Giovanni Capriglione fought for transparency and accountability but couldn’t overcome the liberal and irresponsible establishment.
read the article at Empower Texans: http://www.empowertexans.com/features/proposition-6-drowning-us-in-debt/
Hot off the press….
Nine (9) propositions will appear on the Nov 5th ballot, in the attempt to amend our state constitution [this has been done every 2 years since 1879]
Does Austin want more of your savings account?
Below, you can find 2 state legislative produced documents that outline the 9 propositions that you will be asked to vote on this Nov 5th. Before you read, please understand who is directing the narrative on these 2 publications:
HRO Steering Committee and the Governing Body of the TX Lege Council
These are the very people that wrote the bills and managed to pass them. As you read, you will see more details are attributed to the “supporters” than the “opponents”. Read them very carefully and do some research. It’s only your money they are spending. Continue reading “Nov 5, 2013…Nine Proposed TEXAS Constitutional Amendments”
Spending Up 26%!
Texas Legislature Takes Wild Left Turn & Spends like there’s No Tomorrow
JoAnn Fleming, Chairman, TX Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus Advisory Committee; Executive Director, Grassroots America
Over the Memorial Day weekend, the GOP-controlled Texas legislature passed appropriation bills and a 2014-2015 budget that combine to increase spending 26%! Continue reading “CALL Gov. Perry – ask him to VETO SB1 (Budget) and HB 1025 which raids the Rainy Day Fund”
Your phone calls WORKED! Gov. Perry vetoed SB 346 yesterday (May 25th), but our job is not finished! Please continue to make your voice count…
- Urge the House to Reject HB 1025 & SB 1 budget bill
- Urge the Governor to Veto if House Passes
See full explanation and contact information at: http://gawtp.com/spending-up-26-texas-legislature-takes-wild-left-turn-spends-like-theres-no-tomorrow/
By Thatcher Townson
May 24, 2013
On Wednesday, May 22nd, five high school students along with two adults from the Collin County civics group, SALT, accompanied the North Texas Citizens Lobby to the capitol. We spoke with Representative Phil King, and Representative Scott Turner, and Continue reading “Students Lobbying in Austin”
The TEA Party Caucus Advisory Committee Advises our congress members:
by Joann Fleming
1) DOES NOT… Continue reading “Spending the Rainy Day Fund & Debt”