Texas Politics

What Do the Media & Texas Have in Common? (TPPF 11th Policy Orientation)

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 […]

TPPF Policy Orientation – What are the Policy Issues Facing Texas?

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!

83rd Legislative Session Begins

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 […]

Texas Public Policy Foundation-Policy Orientation for Texas Legislature 2013

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. […]

Unprecedented—Obamacare’s New Taxing Policy

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, […]

Election Day in Texas’ Style

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 […]

Matt Beebe—A Response for American Exceptionalism

“If not us – who? If not now – when?” – Ronald Reagan This election cycle, many are asking if government has crossed a boundary line that diminishes freedom, responsibility and private ownership? As a result, the 2012 election cycle is producing an array of candidates who are rising up to take a stand against […]