Third Special Session of Texas Legislature may disappoint with no property tax reform on agenda, despite Bettencourt’s filing of Senate Bill 1 to provide minimal relief

Third Special Session of Texas Legislature may disappoint with no property tax reform on agenda, despite Bettencourt’s filing of Senate Bill 1 to provide minimal relief

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, September 21 – Texans may find the third Special Session of the 87th Legislature disappointing with expectations of real property tax reform. In fact, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has failed to include property tax reform in his Proclamation for the Special Session, although it’s possible the Governor may still […]

Governor Abbott calls third special session beginning September 20 to deal with redistricting, other issues

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, September 8 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott called a third Special Session of the Texas Legislature to take up legislative redistricting, based upon the 2020 United States Census, and other issues. The proclamation identifies 5 agenda items for the third Special Session. “The Texas Legislature now has the opportunity to […]

Texas local governments, public schools fight with Governor Abbott over vaccine, mask rules, as Supreme Court has yet to make final ruling

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, August 30 – Texas local governments and public school districts have locked into a fight with Governor Greg Abbott over control of vaccine and mask mandates across the state. While the Supreme Court of Texas has indicated in temporary orders that it sides with the Governor’s prerogative to respond, […]

KeoughCare? Montgomery County Public Health District slams Governor Abbott’s conservative approach to mask mandates, accuses him of “lack of knowledge” and acting contrary to science

KeoughCare? Montgomery County Public Health District slams Governor Abbott’s conservative approach to mask mandates, accuses him of “lack of knowledge” and acting contrary to science

Image: Former State Representative Mark Keough, who was a close ally and supporter of staunch liberal former Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, is now leading the Montgomery County Public Health District to oppose Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order placing individuals rights over government mask mandates. Keough, who is now the County Judge of Montgomery […]

MAJOR EXCLUSIVE: Governor Abbott, AG Paxton fire back at U.S. Attorney General Garland’s response to Texas’ Executive Order GA-37 restricting transportation of illegal aliens infected with China Virus

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, July 30 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott yesterday (Thursday, July 29, 2021) issued a statement responding to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s letter regarding Executive Order GA-37, which restricts the transportation of unlawful migrants in Texas due to COVID-19. “It is clear that the Biden Administration fundamentally misunderstands what […]

Governors Abbott, Noem send National Guard troops to Texas-Mexico border, since Biden has punted immigration enforcement responsibility

Governors Abbott, Noem send National Guard troops to Texas-Mexico border, since Biden has punted immigration enforcement responsibility

Image: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem visits the U.S. border with Mexico on Monday, July 26, 2021, near McAllen, Texas. The Republican governor deployed roughly 50 National Guard troops to help with Texas’ push to arrest people crossing illegally and charge them with state crimes. Two days later, Texas Governor Greg Abbott followed suit and […]

Texas House Democrats flee to Washington, D.C., to bust Special Session quorum, seeking to give state power to federal government

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Washington, D.C., July 13 – Fifty-one (51) Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives left the Texas Legislature’s Special Session and fled from the State of Texas, in order to bust the required 100-person quorum in order to conduct business in the Texas House. The Democrats’ purpose in busting […]

Governor Abbott’s Special Session proclamation on “critical race theory” cuts against legislators’ intent, as Toth, Creighton plan otherwise

Governor Abbott’s Special Session proclamation on “critical race theory” cuts against legislators’ intent, as Toth, Creighton plan otherwise

Image: Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Proclamation calling for a Special Session of the Texas Legislature, which the Governor issued on July 7, 2021. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Conroe, July 8 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Proclamation calling for a Special Session agenda on “critical race theory” clearly cuts against the intention of the […]

BREAKING NEWS! Governor Abbott issues proclamation for eleven Special Session agenda items

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, July 7 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation identifying eleven (11) agenda items for the Special Session of the Texas Legislature, which will commence on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 10 a.m. Abbott’s call includes “election integrity” and a Texas Federation of Republican Women attempt […]

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