Posts Categorized: Capitol Hall Report

Capitol Hall Report – June 30, 2016 – Title Insurance and the Free Market

Title Insurance and the Free Market Competition is always good for consumers but in Texas the highly regulated Title Insurance business is stifling competition. Free market competition was a key element in making America great. America was founded on competition. When a marketplace is allowed to be a free market, our economy thrives.  So why then… Read more

Capitol Hall Report – June 24, 2016 -Intelligent Ramp Metering to Assist with Road Travel Woes?

Intelligent Ramp Metering to Assist with Road Travel Woes? Part One Imagine a freeway system with no tolls, a 50+ percent reduction in peak hour travel times, 50 percent fewer accidents, a reasonable time for commuting to work, and more consistent mainline speeds during peak periods. Also, imagine a 17 percent reduction in harmful environmental… Read more

Capitol Hall Report – May 26, 2016

On Friday, May 13th, the Republican Party of Texas overwhelmingly voted to include in its platform several key conservative positions. I am supportive of and personally committed to bringing these platform items to fruition during the next legislative session. These new planks in the Texas Republican Party Platform touch on all aspects of Texan’s lives,… Read more

Capitol Hall Report – May 3, 2016

Enough is enough…. The recent brutal beating death of 4-year-old Leiliana Wright of Grand Prairie is a painful reminder of the consequences that accompany the state’s failure to protect our most vulnerable Texans: abused and neglected children. According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, in 2015 alone, a total of 66,721 children… Read more

Capitol Hall Report- March 30, 2016

Time to audit unaccountable transportation agencies Texas’ first public-private toll road on SH 130 recently went bankrupt.  However, rather than be released from the controversial public private partnership contract, the Texas taxpayers are being asked to endure the possibility of yet another private entity taking over the debt-laden project. Many Texans were hoping to finally… Read more

Capitol Hall Report – March 17, 2016

Validity and Integrity of Texas Elections is Being Compromised  Texas election laws are not being followed in many counties. Without this consistency, and with the “it’s the way we do it” attitude, this has greatly opened the door to fraud.  The true intent of the Legislature was to ensure voter integrity at the highest expectation is… Read more

Capitol Hall Report – October 20, 2015

It’s Time to End Gun Free Zones It was about 20 minutes into the 7:00 p.m. showing of “Trainwreck” when moviegoers heard a couple of pops, like a sound effect glitch. However, when the sounds rang out again it became horribly clear that this was something else entirely. Soon two young women lay fatally shot,… Read more

Capitol Hall Report August 11, 2015

Ranked in the Top Conservative Echelons The leading grassroots organizations rate the Texas legislative bodies after each session in order to give voters a meaningful picture of each legislator’s voting record. Most of these groups have now posted their ratings. These independent evaluation confirm that I did what I said I was going to do:… Read more

Capitol Hall Report August 20, 2015 – Texas Deserves a Secure Electric Grid, Part Three

Twenty-first century technology and today’s geo-political environment has significantly elevated the significant threats to the safety of Texas.  In particular, the catastrophic effects of an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) event, either man-made or natural, could dramatically affect our lives as we know it.  This is a nationwide threat; however, Texas stands alone in its ability… Read more