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July 18 Special Session Texas Legislature
July 12, 2017, 1:22 pm
Filed under: Culture

July 18th is the official start of the special session called by our governor Greg Abbott to complete the business that the House of Representatives simply refused to complete in the regular session.

Special session agenda items will include:

  1. Sunset legislation
  2. Teacher pay increase of $1,000
  3. Administrative flexibility in teacher hiring and retention practices
  4. School finance reform commission
  5. School choice for special needs students
  6. Property tax reform
  7. Caps on state and local spending
  8. Preventing cities from regulating what property owners do with trees on private land
  9. Preventing local governments from changing rules midway through construction projects
  10. Speeding up local government permitting process
  11. Municipal annexation reform
  12. Texting while driving preemption
  13. Privacy
  14. Prohibition of taxpayer dollars to collect union dues
  15. Prohibition of taxpayer funding for abortion providers
  16. Pro-life insurance reform
  17. Strengthening abortion reporting requirements when health complications arise
  18. Strengthening patient protections relating to do-not-resuscitate orders
  19. Cracking down on mail-in ballot fraud
  20. Extending maternal mortality task force

Governor Abbott says that the Sunset items that should have been taken care of will have to be taken care of first, then the other 19 items will be on the floor. One of the most important things in the Sunset law, is the end of the Texas Medical Board. It would mean in essence that Doctors would have no entity to license them to practice Medicine in Texas. Licensing ensures that Doctors are qualified to practice medicine, and also allows for specialization to be licensed. This is one of the bills that Straus and his henchmen did not get passed because they were too busy making sure that the Privacy Act bill (aka the bathroom bill) would not go through.

Of course there is also the reform of Municipal annexation law, the Texting while driving law, Prohibiting of tax dollars to go to fund abortions, mail-in ballot fraud crack down. Also school choice for special needs kids, Property Tax reform, Caps on local and State spending. How about that $1000.00 raise for teachers and Prohibition of taxpayer dollars to collect union dues. These are all common sense bills that were killed by Straus during the regular session.

I don’t know about you, but it seems to me it is high time for Straus to be removed from the Speakership of the House and for someone who is willing to get the job done should take his place. This is just another example of the arrogance of the career politicians in the government, both state and federal. The Constitution is the law of the land and yet these men and women think that they rule us and can tell us what is best for us.

I and my fellow members of the Constitution Party would like to see the Constitution returned to the place it belongs. Government was instituted by and for the people. The preamble of the Constitution starts by stating, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union”. It doesn’t say we the people want our King to establish the union. Yet we find State governments and the Federal Government usurping the place of the people as the actual owners of the country and the employers of the government.

Join with us if you too want the Constitution to be returned to its proper place as the Law of the Land.


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