Downtown Austin, the seat of Texas politics, was swarming with legislatures, policy analyst, lobbyist, staffers, and concerned citizens. The 83rd Legislative session, beginning last Tuesday, initiated the discussions, policies, votes and bills that will determine whether the Texas Model will remain. The Texas Model – known as low taxation, limited regulation, entrepreneurial drive, and […]
The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation has funneled a wealth of information to the listeners regarding what policy issues are ahead for Texans. For real time updates, follow on Twitter (@hannahrbell6) or Facebook (http://tinyurl.com/axga7kk). Update coming soon on this blog!
To understand the inner workings of the Texas Legislature and how it executes its operations to pass laws that govern our everyday lives requires an awareness of the process and the outcome. Whether heavily involved in politics or on the fringes, realizing that what takes place in the Texas Capitol will now and in the […]
An interactive and policy oriented event that touches on the key public policy initiatives and issues before the Texas Legislature, the Texas Public Policy Foundation kicks off their annual conference next week in Austin, Texas. For a list of speakers and topics, see here. I will be live blogging and tweeting (@hannahrbell6) during the event. […]
Several days ago, I sat down to write an inspiring 2013 blog post when I hit that wall known as writer’s block. After three drafts, the words just weren’t flowing. I read what I had scribbled down to my sister who gave me two pieces of advice–simplify and have fun! Instead of writing the routine […]
This evening, over 12,000 people joined the Americans for Prosperity-Texas TeleTownhall with Attorney General Greg Abbott to gain some clarity as well as learn the implications of the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling. Three main outcomes: Sets precedent to tax for inactivity. Attorney General Abbott explained that this tax hike on millions of Americans will require, […]
The buzz is in the air as friends, family, social media, the news, emails and poll standers remind us to vote. Those who have worked tirelessly for months on end have anticipated this day when all their efforts come to an apex. It’s Election Day in Texas with the primary that will determine who moves […]