Monthly Archives: April 2013

Final Vote Today on Transfer of 20 Texas Roads to Private Foreign Corporations

UPDATE:   Texas for Sale Bill to hand 20 TX roads to foreign corporations switched to SB 1730 – FINAL vote pushed to Tuesday!   HELP US KILL SB 1730   >> … Continue reading

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Post-Mortem on the Rainy Day Fund Raid (HB 11)

  Friends:   HB11 died on a Point of Order raised by Rep. Sylvester Turner (Rule 8, Section 21).   As I understand it, the Rule finds that because the budget has passed through … Continue reading

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Texas House Voting Monday to Hand 20 Texas Roads to Foreign Corporations

    TEXAS FOR SALE by Terri Hall, T.U.R.F.   Bill to hand 20 TX roads to foreign corporations up for FINAL vote Monday!   HELP US KILL HB 3391/SB 1730   … Continue reading

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Texas House Voting to Raid Texas’ Rainy Day Fund

  If you want to preserve Texas’ Rainy Day Fund, NOW is the time to call your State Representative. __   BUSTED PROMISES by Michael Quinn Sullivan   When members of the … Continue reading

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URGENT-URGENT – Toll Road Tax Bait-and-Switch!!!

  THE GRASSROOTS TEXANS NETWORK   Fellow Grassroots Texans:   Looks like Straus and Co. are doubling down on the dirty tricks.   Please see below from Terri Hall.   __ … Continue reading

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Straus and Dewhurst Silence Conservatives in Texas Budget Negotiations

  THE GRASSROOTS TEXANS NETWORK   Fellow Grassroots Texans:   Joe Straus and David Dewhurst are up to their same old tricks.  Please find below an important legislative update from JoAnn Fleming. ___ … Continue reading

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Property Tax to Fund Toll Roads???

Fellow Grassroots Texans:   Please find below an URGENT message from Terri Hall of T.U.R.F. ___   PROPERTY TAX TO BUILD TOLL ROADS?   This week, the full Texas House will vote on … Continue reading

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TEXANS BETRAYED

  Betrayed!   4.17.13   By JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director, Grassroots America – We the People PAC; and for identification purposes – Chair, TX Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus Advisory Committee   Today, … Continue reading

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Terri Hall: Texas Toll Authorities Seeking Sweeping New Powers

  By Terri Hall  April 12, 2013   “This is a clean-up bill,” spouted the North Texas Tollway Authority’s (NTTA) bond counsel, Frank Stevenson II, one of the agency’s ‘legacy contractors,’ Locke Lord, LLP, who … Continue reading

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Empower Texans Legislative Update

  Unfortunately, the Texas State Legislature continues to be the place where solid, fiscally-responsible ideas go to die:     Hollywood Handouts Before Teachers And Taxpayers   Pop quiz: who do Texas’ lawmakers value … Continue reading

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