Paddie, Texas House State Affairs Committee members “give one finger salute” to entire State Republican Party in gesture to kill ban on taxpayer-funded lobbying

Paddie, Texas House State Affairs Committee members “give one finger salute” to entire State Republican Party in gesture to kill ban on taxpayer-funded lobbying

Image: Texas Municipal League’s boy in the Texas House of Representatives, Chris Paddie of Marshall. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, May 27 – The Republican Party of Texas Legislative Priority to ban taxpayer-funded lobbying died in the Texas House of Representatives at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Chris Paddie, the so-called “Sponsor” […]

Governor Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Patrick, Senator Bettencourt back ban on taxpayer-funded lobbying, but may still have limited success

Governor Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Patrick, Senator Bettencourt back ban on taxpayer-funded lobbying, but may still have limited success

Image: Texas Governor Greg Abbott didn’t mince words about his position on banning taxpayer-funded lobbying, a move which would dramatically shift influence back to Texas citizens over paid special interest groups. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, March 16 – The hearing before the Senate Special Committee on Property Tax Reform on February 6, 2019, […]

Former County Judge Sadler warns of threats to future of Montgomery County in dire speech to Montgomery County Tea Party

Former County Judge Sadler warns of threats to future of Montgomery County in dire speech to Montgomery County Tea Party

Image: Former Montgomery County Judge Alan B. “Barb” Sadler, one of the most revered political leaders in our community, spoke to the Montgomery County Tea Party on Monday, November 18, 2019, concerning “Issues and Threats to the Future of Montgomery County.” The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, November 19 – One of the most revered political […]

Texas mayors, along with TML lobbying organization, oppose spending, property tax relief for citizens

Conroe, March 7 – A group of twenty-four mayors, along with the entire Texas Municipal League (“TML”), the pro-government-spending and pro-taxation lobbying organization, have formally stated their opposition to the property tax reform legislation under consideration in the 86th Texas Legislature. Senate Bill 2 (S.B. 2) and House Bill 2 (H.B. 2) both would require […]

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals agrees to hear Doyal’s criminal case ominously without oral argument

Austin, June 7 – The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted the petition for discretionary review in the criminal case against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal for alleged conspiracy to violate the Texas Open Meetings Act yesterday. The Court of Criminal Appeals has not yet granted the petitions in the criminal cases against Precinct 2 […]

After Riley’s, Doyal’s criminal indictments reinstated, pro-government spending, anti-citizen lobbying groups come to their aid in Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to fight against government openness

After Riley’s, Doyal’s criminal indictments reinstated, pro-government spending, anti-citizen lobbying groups come to their aid in Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to fight against government openness

Image: Criminally-indicted co-defendants Craig Doyal (lame duck Montgomery County Judge) and Charlie Riley (Precinct 2 County Commissioner) enjoy some refreshments at a bank together in late April, 2018. Austin, May 12 – The ultra-liberal, pro-government spending, and anti-citizen lobbying groups, the Texas Municipal League and Texas Association of Counties, celebrating their work with liberal House […]