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Texas Ethics Commission Agrees with Pro-Life Leader and Votes to Close “Dangerous Loophole” in Elections

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  Setting things up for what could very well be another throwdown in The Legislature next year over so-called “dark money” in elections, the Texas Ethics Commission on Wednesday voted to adopt a rule that requires […]

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Texas Voters to Decide on Taking a Step Forward for Road Construction

Note: This story originally appeared on Construction Citizen. Texas is an economic engine unlike any other, but there are things that could put the brakes on our dynamic growth. Congested highways and the unreasonably long commutes that go along with them have the potential to slow commerce in a way that promises to be detrimental […]

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Anti-Pojman Site Apparently Created by Company Linked to Empower Texans

Note: This story was originally published on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  The conservative website recently launched with the express purpose of attacking a longtime pro-life advocate has apparent links to the conservative group Empower Texans and many of the candidates the group endorses. The site takes […]

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“Pro-Life Hero” Attacked From the Right After Saying MQ Sullivan Should Register as a Lobbyist

 Note: This story originally appeared in The Quorum Report. Join us there for daily coverage of Texas politics and government.  After publicly taking a stand against Midland oilman Tim Dunn’s spokesman Michael Quinn Sullivan for failing to register as a lobbyist, pro-life activist Joe Pojman finds himself under attack by what he described as “dark […]

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Meet the Candidates to Lead the Republican Party of Texas

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  In a development that’s been brewing for months and was first reported Monday night by Quorum Report, three political leaders from around the state have now announced they’re running to succeed Republican Party of Texas […]

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Braddock’s Ice Bucket Challenge

I was happy to accept the ice bucket challenge after Ronda Moreland, the producer of the Mark Davis Show in Dallas/Fort Worth threw down the gauntlet. You can see how I handled it here: With that done, I challenge Wayne Slater at the Dallas Morning News, Bud Kennedy at the Star Telegram, and Marty Schladen at […]

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National Guard Deployment Along the Rio Grande is Now Underway

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  BASTROP – The “force multiplier” for the border surge touted by Gov. Perry and other members of the state’s Republican leadership is now becoming a reality as up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops begin […]

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National Guard Theatrics Jeopardize Billions in Potential Growth Along the Texas Border

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  While Gov. Perry continues his national cable TV tour talking about the influx of migrant children along the border and his decision to deploy as many as 1,000 Texas National Guard Troops to the region, […]

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Immigration Talk Simmers at Central Texas Congressional Town Hall

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of politics and government.  BASTROP – Now that Congress is on recess following an ugly meltdown over immigration and border security last week, lawmakers in Texas and around the country are diving into the time-honored tradition of trying to explain […]

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In high-level talks, Texas business leaders press the White House to act on immigration

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  Amid the chaos on Capitol Hill and the crisis on the border, Texas construction executives pushing for immigration reform traveled to Washington and met late Friday with senior advisers to President Obama. Houston construction executives […]

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