Along with the Texas Senate in a bipartisan effort, we fought to get the high prices rolled back. We believed then that prices should not have risen to the highest level and should not have stayed at the highest level for the entire storm. . . The ruling from the 3rd Court of Appeals supports our position. We were right. Texas electric utility customers got the short end of the stick.
Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week led a letter with more than a dozen Senate Republican colleagues to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo urging the administration to strike a number of liberal social policy conditions attached to grants for domestic chip production. Few of the requirements on the $39 billion in money, such as requiring applicants to develop plans around mass transit use and affordable housing, were found in the CHIPS Act, a bill meant to help re-shore semiconductor manufacturing.
Seventy years ago, economists believed that the burden of the corporate income tax fell largely on corporations. But the increasing globalization of capital in the last 40 years has changed that. Because people can set up corporations in other countries, they have an incentive to choose countries where their income is taxed lightly or even not at all.
Governor Abbott touted Texas' strong partnerships with businesses and discussed his vision for the state's continued economic success at a luncheon hosted by the Austin Chamber of Commerce. The Governor detailed how Texas will continue partnering with businesses, like manufacturing giants in Austin, to maintain the state's surging economic development momentum.
Ukrainians, and many Europeans and Americans, are defining an envisioned Ukrainian victory as the complete expulsion of all Russians from its 2013 borders. Or, as a Ukrainian national security chief put it, the war ends with Ukrainian tanks in Red Square. . . But mysteries remain about such ambitious agendas.
"As Senator & Lt. Governor, it's been my mission to reduce and reform the Property Tax System for all Texans. In 2015, I led the charge to increase the Homestead Exemption from $15,000 to $25,000, in 2021 we increased it to $40,000, and this year we're increasing it to $70,000 – and for the 2+ million homeowners over 65, the exemption will be $100,000," said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick after SB's 3, 4 & 5 passed the Texas Senate.
“We are concerned the Proposed Regulations would bypass the legislative process and undercut the ability of Attorneys General to enforce State Gaming Laws. When Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act it recognized that states have public policy, safety, and economic interests related to gaming offered on Indian lands. Those state interests persist, yet the Proposed Regulations expand the scope of tribal casino gaming through unilateral executive branch action without any debate in Congress or State Legislatures.”
“We saw a fiery train wreck on television, where nearby residents were understandably fearful that their water was poisoned and their air was polluted. The distress of East Palestinians was real then, and it’s real now. That’s why it’s important we’re holding this hearing to address two critical topics: First, what can be done to prevent derailments like this?,” said Ranking Republican Ted Cruz of the unanswered questions in the accident's aftermath.
"This agreement is a huge win in protecting the right of conservative voices and viewpoints to be heard – and I'm proud to have helped facilitate this agreement," said Gov. Greg Abbott after a multi-year distribution agreement between Newsmax Media and DIRECTV was announced to return the Newsmax Channel to the satellite television provider. "This will set the standard for future business deals," said Abbott.
We keep hearing that "a vibrant news media is essential to a vibrant democracy," but we're not a "democracy" – and the regime media is trash. It's as useful as a thong on Chris Christie, and is comprised of a few mostly dull people who have little life experience not involving daddy’s money – or a keyboard. Expecting it to change is like expecting the sun to pop up in the west. It can’t. It won’t.
"I've heard so many parents and teachers across Texas raise concerns about what is being taught in classrooms today. Our schools are for education, not indoctrination. The solution to this problem is empowering parents to choose the school that's right for their child, and that's what we'll pass this Legislative Session here in Austin," said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott during Tuesday's "Parent Empowerment Day" held at the Capitol in Austin.
“The Texas Senate’s dedication to securing our Southern Border is unwavering, and our commitment's exhibited by the $4 billion in our budget to continue Operation Lone Star. Sen. Birdwell filed SB 2424 so Texas is empowered to truly protect our border, as the Federal Government's completely abdicated its constitutional responsibility. Punishment starts with up to 1 year in jail for 1st-time offenders," said Patrick.
Senate Bill 5 & and the Constitutional Amendments for SB 3, SB 4, and SB 5, launched out of the Senate Committee on Finance, chaired by State Senator Joan Huffman on Monday, March 20, 2023 with a unanimous bi-partisan 17-0 vote. “BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!” said State Senator Paul Bettencourt, who's been leading on the historic effort.
"It is important to note that while the Fed does not – and should not – have the authority to offer retail bank accounts, it is already looking into what establishing a digital currency would look like," said Sen. Ted Cruz earlier today, introducing legislation that would prohibit the Federal Reserve Bank from developing a direct-to-consumer central bank digital currency which could be used as a financial surveillance tool by the federal government.
"We cannot prioritize intervention in an escalating foreign war over the defense of our own homeland, especially as tens of thousands of Americans are dying every year from narcotics smuggled across our open border and our weapons arsenals critical for our own security are rapidly being depleted."
"The leading bills currently under consideration in the Texas House are such a gift to the Gambling Industry, it begs the question: Whom are lawmakers really representing. The bills under consideration set the state’s cut at a measly 10%, ensuring that when that money is transferred from residents to the state, gambling companies keep a much greater share. You can almost hear the bookies salivating."
“Today I issued a legal opinion informing the Texas Legislature that there are no constitutional barriers to enacting school choice in Texas. It’s time to empower Texas parents and provide additional educational opportunities so every Texas child can reach their dreams,” said Texas Att. Gen. Ken Paxton, responding to a Legislative Request that may offer Texas Parents & Students a better educational experience.
“Attorney General Paxton’s opinion that school choice is Legal & Constitutional in Texas is not surprising, but it's still great news. All Texas children deserve an education that best fits their needs, and parents should not be forced to send their children to schools they don't believe are best for their child. Republicans, Independents and Democrats overwhelmingly support School Choice,” said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.