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A foreclosed home is seen for sale, Thursday, March 5, 2009, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Texas Senators Hear Testimony About Property Tax Burdens

The Texas Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief was in Houston on Tuesday taking testimony from Texans affected by the strain of rising property taxes and the burdensome appraisal process.

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Texas State Senator Needles Mainstream Media

On Tuesday, Texas Senator and conservative powerhouse Konni Burton (R-Colleyville) announced via Twitter that Texans for Fiscal Responsibility named her “Taxpayer Champion.”

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Texas Senate Bill Would Ban Abortion Coverage in Private Insurance Plans

The Texas State Senate has voted in favor a bill that would ban insurance coverage for abortion. The ban applies to private health insurance plans, including qualified plans offered through health benefit exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”).

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Texas Grassroots Cheer News of Ted Cruz’s Presidential Campaign

Grassroots conservatives across Texas are cheering the news that Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will announce that he is running for President in 2016 on Monday. The news was especially welcomed by many activists who have supported Cruz for years, long before he became a household name.

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Texas Senate Republicans Cheer Passage of Campus Carry Bill

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Senate has officially passed SB 11, the “campus carry” legislation that would expand the state’s concealed handgun license (CHL) rights to allow CHL holders to also carry their guns into certain buildings on Texas’ public colleges and universities. The bill passed its third and final reading on Thursday in the Senate, a move that was cheered by Senate Republicans, who are hopeful that their colleagues in the House will pass the bill as well.

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Op-Ed: If You Can’t Fight City Hall, Make Your Own

The old expression “you can’t fight city hall” seems more relevant than ever, with cities all over the state and country imposing massive new regulatory schemes that threaten both our liberty and pocketbooks.

Texas State Senator Donna Campbell speaks at the National School Choice Week rally at the Texas Capitol

Thousands of School Choice Advocates Rally at Texas Capitol

Supporters of school choice gathered at the Texas Capitol on Friday to send a message to Legislators: they want education reform, and they want it now. A bustling, diverse crowd of students, parents, teachers, elected officials and other reform advocates — and even a marching band — enjoyed a festive atmosphere as they listened to speeches, sang and danced, and then lined up to enter the Capitol to take their message directly to their elected representatives. Breitbart Texas was at the scene, and spoke to a number of the enthusiastic attendees of the rally.

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As 2016 Campaign Heats Up, Rand Paul Reaches Out to Texas

Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), widely assumed to be preparing for a 2016 presidential run, has taken several key steps recently to reach out to the Lone Star State, including making preparations to open an office in Texas and sending a congratulations note to a newly elected state senator who is popular with the conservative grassroots.

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Wendy Davis Attacks Konni Burton’s Boots as ‘Kitschy’

AUSTIN, Texas — State Senator Konni Burton (R-Colleyville) made headlines last week for wearing custom-made boots with a “Stand for Life” logo when she was sworn into office, and her Democrat predecessor, Wendy Davis, was unable to resist firing some parting shots at her, calling the boots “a kitschy statement” and attacking Burton’s commitment to protecting Texans’ constitutional rights.

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Konni Burton Takes Wendy Davis’ Seat in Pro-Life Boots

AUSTIN, Texas — Wendy Davis launched her national political career when she filibustered an abortion bill wearing pink Mizuno running shoes, and now the woman who will replace her in the Texas State Senate will be sworn into office on Tuesday in her own statement footwear with a proudly pro-life message.

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Dan Patrick ‘Determined’ to Pass School Choice Bill in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — As the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) kicked off their annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature conference on Wednesday, the first day ended with a spirited discussion of school choice issues. TPPF Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Education Freedom Kent Grusendorf moderated the discussion between Lieutenant Governor-elect Dan Patrick and economist Art Laffer.

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Happy New Year from Breitbart Texas

As we close out 2014, our first year of publishing at Breitbart Texas, we have a lot of reasons to be thankful. We thought it would be fun to collect a few New Year’s Resolutions from across the state and share them with our readers.