Dear Daily Signal: Kelsey Harkness did a really good job covering the border wall in San Diego (“Underreported: How Building a Border Wall Changed San Diego”). I sent her video report to my congressman, Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas. (This after a letter saying that with them doing a continuing resolution the day before, I should have just voted for the Democrats.)
Governor Abbott Applauds Sen. Larry Taylor, Rep. Phil King’s Intention To Author School Finance Reform Legislation
In the upcoming special legislative session, Sen. Larry Taylor and Rep. Phil King will author legislation to create a school finance commission. This issue was one of the 20 items Governor Abbott previously announced will be added to the special session agenda. Governor Abbott thanked Sen. Taylor and Rep. King for authoring legislation that will be begin to overhaul our outdated school finance system.
A judge’s ruling that upholds Waller County’s ban on guns in its courthouse keeps the southeast Texas county at odds with the state attorney general.
State District Judge Albert McCaig Jr. ruled this week in a lawsuit by a gun rights supporter who wanted county officials to remove signs warning visitors to the courthouse in Hempstead that firearms are prohibited.
State attorney General Ken Paxton has said the government entities that can be penalized for posting such signs include “a government courtroom or those offices essential to the operation of the government court.” But McCaig’s decision interpreted that to prohibit “all firearms and other weapons in the entire government building that houses a court.”
State law already bars firearms from “the premises of any government court or offices utilized by the court.” The Waller County Courthouse, where McCaig has a courtroom and offices, also houses the county’s administrative offices, an arrangement common in many Texas county courthouses.
Texas Election Integrity at Risk
Early Voting Must Be Backed-up with Paper Tapes
Call to Action
Texans Demand Paper Backup Records for Early Voting
Austin, Texas – October 24, 2016 – Early Voting results in Texas are at risk. Texas laws require Early Voting paper backup records to prevent electronic hacking of elections. To the surprise of Texans, a bureaucrat in the Texas Secretary of State’s office has issued instructions to counties to ignore state election laws that require the printing of paper backup records for Early Voting.
Proactively Ensuring Election Integrity in Texas
Austin, Texas – October 18, 2016 – There are serious election concerns in Texas related to the Texas Secretary of State’s office issuing numerous 2016 administrative waivers which encourage counties to ignore state election laws related to paper backup records and audits for counties utilizing both paper ballots and direct recording electronic voting machines (DRE’s). These waivers place the integrity of the November elections at risk.
Parker County Conservatives
Tuesday October 18 Meeting
6:00-6:45 PM Social
6:45-8:15 PM Meeting
Parker County Cowboy Church
5050 FM5, Aledo, TX 76008
Election Integrity Legal Case Pending
in Texas Third Court of Appeals
Computerized voting machines have been operating for over a decade and Texans don’t trust them–and now we know why. Dr. Laura Pressley’s historic election contest has uncovered electronic voting machine corruption errors, security breaches, missing back up tapes and no ballot images exist for a legal recount in Texas.
Pressley’s landmark election integrity legal case is currently pending in the Third Court of Appeals and a ruling could come any day. Thank you to our supporters and contributors for investing their time and support so that honest and fair elections, that follow the letter of the law, happen in Travis County.
Texas Public Policy Foundation, by Caroline Espinosa
AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), through its litigation Center for the American Future, filed a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approval of standards issued by the Air Resources Board for tractors, excavators, and other nonroad vehicles. The case, Dalton Trucking v. EPA, was filed Tuesday with the 9th Circuit federal appellate court in San Francisco. The petitioners argue that EPA violated the Clean Air Act by rubber-stamping California’s stringent standards without inquiring whether those standards were actually needed to protect the health and welfare of California residents, as required by the Act.