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House Republicans Fast-Track Legislation to Raise the Minimum Wage

March 16, 2017 by Cary Cheshire In a stunning move, the Texas House voted overwhelmingly to support Democrat efforts to hamstring the state’s economy by raising the minimum wage. Earlier today, State Rep. Hugh Shine (R–Belton) moved to suspend the rules and fast track a proposed constitutional amendment to raise the minimum wage by almost …

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Hurrah! Texas Senate Passes SB 6 by 21-10 the “No Men in Women’s Bathroom’s” Bill CRTX News Mobilizes over 30,000 Voters’ Calls Headed to House for Approval

March 15, 2017  Yesterday, Tuesday, March 14, the Texas Senate approved SB 6, “The Women’s Privacy Act,” by a vote of 21-10, and sent it to the Texas House for approval. The bill is also known as the “No Men in Women’s Bathrooms!” Bill. Over the last week, Dr. Steven Hotze and Jared Woodfill, respectively …

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Emily Cook

Proposed Changes to Texas’ Election Process

by Emily Cook CRTX News Contributor The House Committee on Elections, chaired by State Representative Jodie Laubenberg (R-Parker), will be kept busy during the remainder of the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature.  A slew of bills have been filed on both sides of the political aisles proposing changes to Texas’ election process. Several bills …

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Legislative Update: Bills Recently Filed

By Jared Woodfill, President, Conservative Republicans of Texas and Editor-in-Chief, CRTXNews.com  At CRTXNews.com, we want to keep you posted on bills as they are filed.  The follow bills were filed on 2.14.17. SB 893 by Sen. Bryan Hughes protects government employees who believe marriage should be between one man and one woman. We will provide …

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Texas Legislature Opens with Volley of 2nd Amendment Bills

by Bob Price The 85th Session of the Texas Legislature opened in Austin with a slew of pro- and anti-Second Amendment bills. One of the bills filed in December by State Senators Robert Nicols (R-Jacksonville) and Joan Huffman (R-Houston) would remove the fees associated with the Texas License to Carry. The removal of fees would …

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Dan Patrick

Following North Carolina’s lead, Texas GOP unveils so-called “bathroom bill”

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst unveil the text of Senate Bill 6, which would require transgender people to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings and universities based on “biological sex,” on Jan. 5, 2017. Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune by Alexa Ura, Bobby Blanchard and Todd Wiseman After months …

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