Category Archives: State News

Bills Filed in Texas are First Step to Block Federal Gun Control; Past, Present, or Future

“House Bill 110 (HB110), filed by Representative Matt Krause, (R-Ft. Worth), would deny state material support and enforcement of many federal gun control measures, past, present or future. Experts have noted that the federal government lacks the resources to enforce such measures without participation on the state level and passage would help eliminate enforcement in practice”

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Some Truly Frightening Figures…

One of Texas’ most pressing problems, the state pension fund, an August 2016 report states that the difference between what’s been promised to retirees and what’s actually on hand to provide for those benefits, soared to a deficit of more than $61 billion. That’s up almost $1 billion dollars in just six months.

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BOMBSHELL: Senators Find Out Tolls Charged On Roads That Are Paid For

It’s not often that the very sleepy subject of transportation offers a fiery discussion, but Thursday’s Senate Transportation Committee meeting did not disappoint. In a rare olive branch extended to grassroots anti-toll advocacy groups, Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom and Texans for Toll-free Highways, Chairman Senator Robert Nichols invited them to address the committee about one of its interim […]

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Chair Wants Tolls To Come Off, Says Tolls Cause Congestion

As toll weary Texans anxiously await Governor Greg Abbott’s promise to fix our roads without tolls to come to fruition, House Transportation Committee Chair Joe Pickett is one of the few taking action to make it happen. At yesterday’s House Transportation Committee meeting, Pickett continued his war against toll ‘managed’ lanes on several fronts. Share This Article

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Texas State Gold Depository Another Step Closer To Reality

AUSTIN, Texas (Aug. 18, 2016) – The creation of a state gold depository in Texas represents a power shift away from the federal government to the state, and it provides a blueprint that could ultimately end the Fed. The depository inched closer to reality last month when Texas officials formally called for businesses to submit their plans for building the facility. […]

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