According to Alexa Ura, from the Texas Tribune, “The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it would not review a June decision by the Texas Supreme Court that ruled that the legalization of same-sex marriage does not fully address the right to marriage benefits….”
Texas Republican Blake Farenthold Used $84,000 of Taxpayer Funds To Settle A Sexual Harassment Claim
Austin, TX -- According to POLITICO, “Rep. Blake Farenthold used taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim brought by his former spokesman — the only known sitting member of Congress to have used a little-known congressional account to pay an accuser.” [POLITICO, December 1, 2017]
We’re thankful that Representative Barton chose to not seek re-election after reports of his deeply inappropriate actions and disturbing display of judgment.
Austin, TX -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller posted an article praising President Donald Trump for having removed a Muslim federal judge who attempted to implement Sharia law.
Austin, TX -- In case you missed it, the Democratic slate of statewide judicial candidates filed yesterday at the Texas Democratic Party HQ.
Austin, TX -- Today, Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee passed the first hurdle on their tax plan by a narrow margin of 12-11 votes. “Various estimates show the tax plan disproportionately benefits corporations and the wealthy, with many middle class Americans seeing their taxes increase over time.”