Texas senator ends 15-hour filibuster, voting bill passes

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas state senator ended a 15-hour filibuster Thursday morning in the Democrats’ latest defiance over a sweeping GOP voting measure, which then passed just minutes after she wearily left the floor. Democrat Carol Alvarado began speaking shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday even though she acknowledged that the filibuster would not […]

BREAKING NEWS! Constitutional Carry passes Texas Senate, as Senator Creighton faints, transported to local hospital

BREAKING NEWS! Constitutional Carry passes Texas Senate, as Senator Creighton faints, transported to local hospital

Image: Texas Senator Charles Schwertner, Republican of Bryan, was the Senate Sponsor of House Bill 1927, which recognizes Constitutional Carry in Texas. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports with major contributions from Ashley Burke, Austin Bureau Chief to The Golden Hammer Austin, May 5 – Constitutional Carry passed the Texas Senate on an 18 to 13 straight […]

Senator Creighton enjoys terrific Tuesday as four of his bills pass Texas Senate, including a ban on teaching of “critical race theory” in public schools

Senator Creighton enjoys terrific Tuesday as four of his bills pass Texas Senate, including a ban on teaching of “critical race theory” in public schools

Image: Senator Brandon Creighton, Republican of Conroe, enjoyed a very productive Tuesday, April 27, 2021, as four of his major bills passed the Texas Senate all on the same day. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, April 29 – Senator Brandon Creighton, Republican of Conroe, had one of the most productive legislative days he’s ever […]

The Golden Hammer’s Texas Senate Poll: Lieutenant Governor Patrick’s opposition to Constitutional Carry, not lack of Senate support, appears impediment to passage

Ashley Burke, Austin Bureau Chief, The Golden Hammer Austin, April 22 – When Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced last Friday that there were insufficient votes to pass Constitutional Carry in the Texas Senate, he actually should have said – in truth – that he opposes the legislation and wouldn’t allow it to come to […]

Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe): Policy Rocket of the Texas Senate

Austin and Conroe, May 29 – What’s the opposite of “furniture”? “Anti-furniture”? “Perpetual motion machine”? “Fusion reactor”? Texas Senator Brandon Creighton is the “Policy Rocket” of the Texas Senate. His productivity during the 86th Texas Legislature has been off the charts and in the stratosphere. All Texans should feel gratitude for Senator Creighton’s remarkable work […]

JD Lambright Local Government Ethics Reform Act passes Texas Senate, now moves to Texas House!

Austin, April 9 – The JD Lambright Local Government Ethics Reform Act passed the Texas Senate yesterday afternoon at 3:57 p.m., on a 30 to 1 vote. Senator Brandon Creighton, Republican of Conroe, spoke in favor of the legislation, which passed without additional discussion on the Floor of the Senate. Very soon afterwards, Senator Creighton […]

Senator Creighton authors Senate Bill 7, which the Texas Senate passed unanimously March 20, to set up funding mechanism to disburse Harvey relief dollars

Austin, March 21 – The Texas Senate unanimously passed legislation, which Senator Brandon Creighton of Conroe and fourteen others authored, to provide a funding mechanism to disburse federal relief funds for the Harvey storm on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said, “Senator Creighton, I really do believe this is one of the most […]

Oops! Republican Flores defeats democrat Gallego, takes long-held democrat seat in Texas Senate

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Republican Pete Flores has upset Democrat Pete Gallego in a runoff, capturing a reliably blue state Senate seat vacated by a former lawmaker sentenced to 12 years in prison on federal fraud charges. San Antonio Democratic Sen. Carlos Uresti resigned in June after being convicted of helping an oilfield service company he […]

Creighton announces passage of state government reforms in Texas Senate.

Austin, May 24 – The Texas Senate passed a government reform package. Senate Bill 132 – State Agency Savings – authored by Senator Creighton is an incentive program for agencies to reduce their annual spending. “I was pleased to carry out legislation to amend the State Agency Incentive Program to better encourage state agencies to […]