- Rick Perry's Moment? – Reid Wilson, National Journal
- Newt’s Staff Quitting En Masse=Rick Perry Jumping Into the Presidential Race? – Lawrence Person's BattleSwarm Blog
- Sink or swim: Texas chose the latter, California the former – Jordan Brownwood, Texas Budget Source
- Guest Column: GOP Understands Texas Voters – Jim Henson, Texas Tribune
[I]t’s plausible to say that the public seems reflexively conservative, but open to listening to some hypothetical courageous Republican who might stand up and make the case for a less severe approach to the budget than the one we’re seeing.
It boggles the mind how so many Austin political elites continue to suggest that it’s somehow heroic or courageous to betray taxpayers and principles, break promises to voters, and raise taxes.
Texas Senate Race
- Video of Texas Tribune Senate Forum
- #TribLive Senate Forum: Good, Blah, and Ugly – Eliza Vielma, Miss Lizaface
- Kelly Shackelford and Ed Meese to serve as Chairmen of Cruz Campaign — TedCruz.Org
- “Amazon tax” takes Texas in the wrong direction – Bill Peacock, RedState
- Fiscal Conservatives Frustrated With House Votes – Emily Ramshaw, Texas Tribune
- House defies Perry, anti-tax groups; won't budge on Amazon flap – Robert Garrett, Trail Blazers Blog
“Bill, is this an increase in taxes on the consumers of Texas?” Paxton asked Zedler.
“It is,” Zedler replied.
Paxton said in addition to imposing higher taxes, “we’re also possibly losing Texas jobs, is that correct?”
“That’s exactly right,” Zedler said….
- House agrees to spend extra rainy day money on schools – Terrence Stutz, Trail Blazers Blog
Democrats have repeatedly argued that rainy day monies should be used to erase a $4 billion cut in education funding over the next two years.
- Sanctuary Cities Causes Rift Between Perry, Two GOP activists – Julian Aguilar, Texas Tribune
Our headline is better.
- Texas Tribune: Public face of liberal echo chamber – Daniel Greer, AgendaWise Reports
Is there any analysis to show Texas Tribune’s coverage has been significantly less objective than the state’s other major political media? The Austin press pack mentality seems a bigger problem at times (to wit, Heroism=Raising Taxes and Spending Increase=$4 Billion Cut).
- House Votes in Favor of SB 7 to Defund Planned Parenthood – Texas Legislative Update: A Liberty Institute Blog