Texas governor Greg Abbott did sign our state’s two-year budget, but he vetoed millions of dollars of funding for a number of things, including environmental and public assistance programs along the border. The approved budget is $217 billion dollars, as laid out be the Legislature. But Abbott cut $120 million with the line-item veto. “This […]
Mike Toomey Lobbyist News: Might Community Colleges Offer Bachelor Degrees? Senator Kel Siliger, Republican from Amarillo, has introduced legislation that would authorize community colleges in our state to offer bachelor degrees in applied science, nursing, and applied technology. (Senate Bill 2118) Currently three community colleges offer bachelor degrees and have since 2003. The legislation would […]
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After a flurry of campaign commercials and (mostly negative) mail pieces, the primary run-off has come and gone. With the Election Day occurring on the Tuesday following the Memorial Day holiday (May 27), turnout was predictably low. Thunderstorms occurring across the state likely lowered turnout further. This election cycle pit Republican vs. Republican in a […]
Tort Reform News: FORD MOTOR CO. SUSPECTS IT WAS TARGET OF ASBESTOS ATTORNEYS’ MISCONDUCT The following is a digest of an article originally appearing at the Texans for Lawsuit Reform website. The Texas Lobby Group is posting this summary as a public service for Texans interested in tort reform. Ford Motor Company would like to […]