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September 21, 2018

Senator Paul Bettencourt: Key To Increasing Voter Engagement is Ending Dog Days of Summer Elections

The Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform has been charged by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick to recommend ways to enhance voter engagement in local government decisions around budget and property tax rates. A recent study discussed in the Houston Chronicle (https://bit.ly/2PQxQFX) argued that Texas ranked last in the nation in voter turnout.

From Senator Paul Bettencourt


September 21, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Supported by Texas Land and Title Association PAC

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has the support of the Texas Land and Title Association Political Action Committee. In making the announcement, Aaron Day, Director of Government Affairs and Counsel, TLTA, said: “We appreciate Dan Patrick’s leadership in keeping Texas real estate strong.”

From Dan Patrick Campaign


September 21, 2018

Office of the Attorney General: Austin ISD Must Respect Religious Liberty Protections Afforded Churches Under the Constitution and Texas Law

In a letter today to the superintendent of the Austin Independent School District, Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office cautioned the school district against changing its facilities use policy to ban churches with traditional Christian beliefs from renting its facilities after school and on weekends.

From Office of the Attorney General


September 21, 2018

Justin Nelson Campaign: Democratic Nominee for Texas Attorney General Justin Nelson Releases Digital Ad Featuring Indicted Ken Paxton Stealing a $1,000 Pen

Democratic nominee for Texas Attorney General Justin Nelson released a new digital ad today showing indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stealing a $1,000 Montblanc pen from a tray located near the metal detector at the Collin County Courthouse, the same courthouse where he was indicted for securities fraud.

From Justin Nelson Campaign


September 21, 2018

Influence Texas: Free Web App Lets Taxpayers Track The Influence Of Money In Politics

Influence Texas and Texans for Public Justice announce the release of Influence Texas OS, an open source web app providing campaign finance and voting records of Texas state politicians, enabling taxpayers to track the influence of money in politics.

From Influence Texas


September 21, 2018

Reform Austin: TX Poll: Cruz Holds Close Lead in Senate Race

Ahead of the first of their three scheduled debates, a newly released poll of likely Texas voters shows that U.S. Senator Ted Cruz holds a narrow four-point lead over his Democratic challenger, El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke.

From Reform Austin


September 20, 2018

Senator Paul Bettencourt: Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform Hears Testimony On Shocking Property Tax Levels

The Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform heard testimony regarding three interim charges regarding enhancing voter engagement in the property tax process, examining available data, and evaluating the process of Appraisal Review Board operations.

From Senator Paul Bettencourt


September 20, 2018

Texas Water Development Board: 2018 SWIFT Program Savings Of More Than $300 Million Announced

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today announced the projected savings for Texas communities participating in the 2018 funding cycle of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program.*

From Texas Water Development Board


September 20, 2018

Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn: Statements on New Armored Brigade Combat Team at Fort Bliss

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after Secretary of the Army Mark Esper announced that the Army’s 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division would be converted from a Stryker Brigade Combat Team to an Armored Brigade Combat Team stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas.

From Senator Ted Cruz


September 20, 2018

Railroad Commission of Texas: Commissioner Ryan Sitton Highlights Texas' Global Energy Impact at Gulf Coast Industry Forum

Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today gave the closing keynote address at the Gulf Coast Industry Forum, which brought together cities, counties, port authorities and hundreds of energy industry professionals to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the Gulf Coast energy industry.

From Railroad Commission of Texas


September 20, 2018

Dan Patrick Campaign: Lt. Governor Patrick Supported by Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IMPACT)

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced today that he has the support of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas’ political action committee (IMPACT). In making the announcement, Bob Shepard, PAC Board Chair, Independent Insurance Agents of Texas, said:

From Dan Patrick Campaign


September 20, 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign: Fact Checking John Culberson's Healthcare Claims

John Culberson just released a digital ad titled “Anita” that is false and misleading. Lizzie Fletcher, candidate for Texas' 7th congressional district, released the following statement: “John Culberson released an ad that is utterly untrue,” Fletcher said.

From Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Campaign


September 20, 2018

Common Cause Texas: Advocates Plan to Gerrymeander Across TX to Talk Redistricting Reform

Next week, a coalition of nonpartisan organizations are hosting the Gerrymeander Tour of Texas series of events across the state to raise public awareness of the problems that result from gerrymandering and build support for reform solutions.

From Common Cause Texas


September 20, 2018

Mike Collier Campaign: You're Gonna Hear Me Roar

TODAY, the campaign for Lt. Governor Nominee, Mike Collier, highlights some of the key quotes from his interview with The Texas Tribune's Evan Smith that was held in Austin this morning and was live streamed for an internet audience.

From Mike Collier Campaign


September 20, 2018

Railroad Commission of Texas: RRC Enforcement Actions Taken at Commissioners' Sept. 18 Conference

The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $355,324 in fines involving 265 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners' conference this week. The Commission has primary oversight and enforcement of the state's oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety.

From Railroad Commission of Texas


September 20, 2018

Kevin Lopez Campaign: Lopez Receives Recommendation

On Sunday, September 16th the Dallas Morning News recommended Kevin Lopez to voters in District 30. The recommendation came as an editorial piece touting Mr. Lopez as the candidate to “cure” the divisiveness that his opponent, Pat Fallon has brought to the Texas Senate.

From Kevin Lopez Campaign