Monthly Archives: May 2009

Sunday Filibuster: Choose Life Plate in Grave Danger-Sen. Carona Threatens Filibuster to kill HB 300 over Tax Issue

May 31, 2009
Topic: Update
12:05 a.m.-House chooses not to extend time, without voting to approve conference committee report on HB 300, bill and Choose Life License Plate is apparently dead.  Since...

Saturday Update: Taxes, Choose Life Plate Still Undecided

May 30, 2009
Topic: Update
HB 300, which contains both the dangerous and heavily opposed “local option gas tax and fees” and the heavily supported “Choose Life License Plate” is still...

Pass HB 300 Without Local Option Tax, With Choose Life Plates

May 29, 2009
Topic: Update
  (Pictured above). Dallas Mayor, Tom Leppert, and others are bussed in from Dallas to rally for more new taxes.  They were met by a counter message- NO...

Democrats Block McLeroy, Rely on N.Y. Times-FMF Statement

May 28, 2009
Topic: Update
AUSTIN, Texas – Following much speculation about the confirmation of Don McLeroy to the State Board of Education (SBOE) Chair, the Texas Senate voted today by...

McLeroy Confirmation Blocked by 11 Democrats

May 28, 2009
Topic: Update
4:00 p.m. 11-19, McLeroy is NOT confirmed.  Needed 2/3rds.  11 Democrats voted against him, every one except Sen Lucio, who did not vote.  Their 11 votes...

Hate Crimes Bill For Children Update

May 27, 2009
Topic: Update
2:30 a.. Update-Senate adjourns without voting on this bill.  This should mean that this bill is dead for this session. 10:23 p.m.-Looking more and more like...

McLeroy/SBOE Vote to Come Tomorrow!!

May 27, 2009
Topic: Update
If you haven’t already called your State Senator, to ask him/her to support McLeroy, please make that call as well at: 512-463-4630. Don McLeroy- SBOE Experience:...

Midnight/Deadline Drama in Texas House

May 26, 2009
Topic: Update
12:04 a.m.-SB 1569, Unemployment insurance expansion bill fails to receive a vote before midnight deadline.  Deadline also comes and goes without a vote on the Ultrasound...

FMF Media Interview

May 26, 2009
Topic: Update
FMF goes high-tech with webcam and media interview with Dallas TV station, via internet.

Take Action-Ultrasound Vote TODAY, SBOE/McLeroy Vote-This Week!!

May 26, 2009
Topic: Update
11:38 p.m.-Okay, here comes the drama, just minutes before the Midnight deadline for all bill to pass the House, including SB 182, the Ultrasound bill.  They...