Texas Senate Ratings: 86th Texas Legislative Session, 10 Major Votes; Senators Hall, Hancock, Hughes receive highest ratings

Texas Senate Ratings: 86th Texas Legislative Session, 10 Major Votes; Senators Hall, Hancock, Hughes receive highest ratings

Image: Senator Bob Hall (left), Republican of Edgewood, had the strongest voting record on major votes of any member of the 86th Texas Legislature. At left, is President Donald Trump. Austin, May 28 – Among the ten most significant votes in the 86th Texas Legislative Session, which adjourned sine die yesterday in Austin, one could make the […]

Jones State Forest protection legislation passes Texas House

Austin, May 23 – Under the guidance of State Representative Steve Toth, Republican of Conroe, and the authorship of State Senator Brandon Creighton, Republican of Conroe, the Texas House of Representatives passed the W.F. Goodrich Jones State Forest Protection Act yesterday in a 118 to 26 vote. Senator Creighton and Representative Toth had filed the […]

Senator Creighton, Texas Senate push through Krystal Jean Baker Act to allow DNA samples of individuals arrested for violent felones

Austin, May 23 – Today, Senator Brandon Creighton, as Chief Sponsor, and the Texas Senate passed House Bill 1399, the Krystal Jean Baker Act.  This bill is a top priority for Texas law enforcement to solve cold cases and bring justice for victims of violent crimes.  The bill allows for law enforcement to collect DNA samples […]

JD Lambright Local Government Ethics Reform Act explained

Austin and Conroe, April 11 – JD Lambright, Montgomery County Attorney until he lost a brief battle with cancer and went into the arms of the Lord on March 9, 2019, spent the last several years of his life and career as an advocate for ethics and integrity in government, Free Speech, and citizens rights. […]

Texas’ election chief apologizes over flawed noncitizen list

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ embattled election chief has apologized over an inaccurate list of 95,000 people on the voter rolls flagged as possible non-U.S. citizens, and a Senate committee postponed a vote Thursday on his nomination — a signal his job could be in jeopardy. Secretary of State David Whitley had previously refused to […]

Senate rejects rival plans for ending shutdown; talks start

WASHINGTON (AP) — A splintered Senate swatted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown on Thursday, but the twin setbacks prompted a burst of bipartisan talks aimed at temporarily halting the longest-ever closure of federal agencies and the damage it’s inflicting around the country. In the first serious exchange […]

Senate overwhelmingly passes criminal justice overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation’s war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society. Senate passage of the bill by a vote of 87-12 culminates years of […]

Trump asks RNC chair McDaniel to stay in job through 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has asked Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to stay in the job through the 2020 election. Trump is tweeting praise for McDaniel, saying she “oversaw history defying gains in the Senate and unprecedented fundraising strength.” Republicans gained two Senate seats in this month’s midterm elections, but […]

Recounts ordered in Florida Senate, governor races

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida secretary of state ordered recounts in the U.S. Senate and governor races on Saturday, an unprecedented review of two major contests in the state that took five weeks to decide the 2000 presidential election. Secretary Ken Detzner issued the order after the unofficial results in both races fell within […]