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Lyle Larson Is No Friend of Bexar County Schools

State Representative Lyle Larson (R – San Antonio) claims to prioritize protecting local schools and ensuring they have the resources they need. His voting...

Tony Tinderholdt’s Terrible History With Money

A whopping $33,000 suddenly disappearing can’t be a simple error when Tony Tinderholt is involved. Texas State Representative Tony Tinderholt (R-Tarrant County) touts his conservative...

Jim Murphy: Conflicts and Criminals

State Representative Jim Murphy’s (R - Houston) is under fire for “double-dipping” with two taxpayer-funded jobs -- one as a state legislator at the...

Donna Campbell Chooses Campaign Cash Over Homeowners

Texas is a wonderful place to live, but is notorious for its weather-related disasters. Floods, hurricanes and hailstorms are a regular occurrence every year....

Kelly Hancock Can Be Bought, Even At the Public’s Expense

Insurance companies have been playing the politics game for decades. In order to control the direction insurance regulation moves in, companies will donate large...

Rick Miller’s Got a Problem With Dirty Money

According to Texas Ethics Commission, State Representative Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land) has received more than $480,000 in campaign contributions in just a few years...

Mike Schofield Bought A District, Now He’s Selling Out His Constituents

The founders of Texas government created a part-time state legislature, which meets for five months every two years, with the idea that members could...

Meet the Real Konni Burton: A Tax-Raising Job Killer

When we think of a conservative in American politics, we think lower taxes, economic prosperity and support for business, right? State Senator Konni Burton...

TEA Gives 16 School Districts Failing Grades

According to the Texas Education Association, school districts will be graded on “Student Achievement,” “School Progress” and “Closing the Gaps.”

Texas Ranks Dead Last at Providing Health Care

A report ranks Texas 51 out of all 50 states and Washington D.C. when it comes to providing health care.

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