Rep. Charlie Howard interview on Gambling

August 16, 2011

As part of our continued coverage of the recently completed legislative session, we will be releasing a series of sit down interviews with key conservative legislators that had an impact on important issues during the session. Our 4th interview is with Rep. Charlie Howard.  We talked with Rep. Howard about the important battle to defeat the expansion of gambling in the state of Texas.

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Rep. Bryan Hughes Interview on Pro-Life Victories, Defunding of Planned Parenthood

August 3, 2011

As part of our continued coverage of the recently completed legislative session, we will be releasing a series of sit down interviews we did with key conservative legislators that had an impact on important issues during the session. Our 2nd interview is with Rep. Bryan Hughes.  We talked with Rep. Hughes about the important pro-life victories from the session, including his leadership in efforts to defund abortion providers of tax dollars.


Rep. Wayne Christian Interview on SBOE, Abortion Funding

July 25, 2011

As part of our continued coverage of the recently completed legislative session, we will be releasing a series of sit down interviews we did with key conservative legislators that had an impact on important issues during the session. Our first interview is with Rep. Wayne Christian who is one of the leading conservative voices in the Texas House.  We talked with Rep. Christian about the State Board of Education and the successful efforts to protect the SBOE during the legislative session.  We also talked about the important battle to end taxpayer funding of abortion at some hospital districts in the state.

 


Call Now, Vote Is Today to Defund Planned Parenthood! Live Blogging

June 27, 2011

 

Statement on passage of SB 7 and other efforts to cut funding to Planned Parenthood. LibertyInstituteStatmentSB7

Update:  SB 7 passes Texas House 96-48.  Now Senate needs to adopt the bill.  Now Tx Senate has to vote on this today.  Vote coming any minute.  Follow quick updates at our FB page.  http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Liberty-Institute-Texas/188607107843102

Update: 11:15 a.m.  SB 7 is being discussed/debated on House Floor, expected that votes are there for SB 7 to pass.

SB 7 contains pro-life provisions under which Planned Parenthood stands to lose at least $17 million per year in taxpayer funds and SB 7 prevents use of county taxpayer funds for abortions.  SB 7 contains improved pro-life language that is agreed to by SB 7 authors  — Rep. Zerwas and Sen. Nelson – and Rep. Bryan Hughes, Rep. Sid Miller and other pro-life members of the Texas House and Senate. SB 7 is expected to come to a vote TODAY in the House and Senate!  The Texas House starts working at 10 a.m. today.

The day to defund Planned Parenthood in Texas is TODAY. Please call your House member and Senator NOW to ask them to support SB 7!

Check back on the blog later today for updates.


Special Session Video Update

June 24, 2011

Video update from inside the Texas House Chamber on the final days of the Special Session.  Important updates on SB 7 and the efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.

The vote on SB 7 to defund Planned Parenthood is now expected for Monday of next week.  Please ask your  Texas House and Senate member to Support SB 7!  Make your call now! http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/


SB 7, With Pro-Life Provisions, Could Get House Vote Today

June 21, 2011

There is some background discussion that SB 7 will come up for a vote in the Texas House, today.  Rep. Zerwas is the House author and there has a been an effort by numerous pro-life House members to have the final version of SB 7 be more inclusive of the pro-life language included in the House version of SB 7.  We’ll post updates as they come.


Update: “Anti-Groping” Bill added to the special session call.

June 20, 2011

Update: Governor Perry has added the “Anti-Groping” Bill to the special session call.

Tx House Member Makes Strong Request for Gov. Perry to Add “Anti-Groping”Bill to Special Session.

See the letter here by Rep. David Simpson, author of HB 41: TSABillRequest

Letter cites bipartisan support in the Texas House.  References comments Gov. Perry made in his recent book, Fed Up!


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