Category Archives: State News

Simpson Calls For Special Session To End Marriage Licensing In Texas

(Longview, TX) On Monday, House member and Texas State Senate candidate David Simpson announced that he is calling on Governor Abbott to immediately call a special session of the 84th Legislature in light of the Supreme Court’s “lawless and unconstitutional redefinition” of marriage. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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To the Governor’s Desk: Texas Bill Establishes Bullion Depository, Helps Facilitate Transactions in Gold and Silver

AUSTIN, Tex. (May 31, 2015) – With just hours remaining before final deadlines in the 84th legislative session today, the Texas state House gave final approval to a bill that represents a first step towards gold and silver as commonly-used legal tender in the state. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Texas Bill to Stop Cellphone Location Tracking Without a Warrant Passes House Committee

AUSTIN, Texas – A Texas bill that would prohibit law enforcement from obtaining location data from electronic devices without a warrant in most cases, representing an important first step in addressing the growing federal surveillance state, passed out of committee Monday. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Bi-Partisan Civil Forfeiture Reform Advances in Texas Legislature [VIDEO]

Austin, Tx.–Yesterday, Texas Republicans and Democrats joined together to send five bills reforming civil forfeiture to the full Texas House of Representatives. Over vociferous opposition from police and prosecutors, the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee passed HB 249, HB 472, HB 1012, HB 1975, and HB 3415. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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