Monthly Archives: March 2011

Opportunity to Defund Planned Parenthood Is Now; Vote Is Tomorrow

March 31, 2011
Topic: Update
Tomorrow, the Texas House will debate and vote on HB 1, the general budget bill (appropriations). We need your help to cut spending and defund Planned...

“Moderate” Republican Supports Texas Social Studies/History Standards, Gail Lowe For SBOE Chair

March 30, 2011
Topic: SBOE , Update
In a special article today in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, State Board of Education Member, Pat Hardy writes in support of the texas social studies standards...

Hearing Today on SBOE Bill, Texas State Board Of Education In Question

March 29, 2011
Topic: SBOE , Update
HB 862, by Republican Rep. Diane Patrick, will be heard today by House Public Education.  We’ll be testifying against this bill.  This is the bill that...

Weekly Legislative Update Video

March 25, 2011
Topic: Update , Videos
Legislative Update video for the week March 21-25.   Click here to view video interview with Rep. Eissler

Democrat Bill Resurrected to “Question the Need for” Texas State Board of Education; Hearing on Tuesday: Take Action

March 25, 2011
Topic: SBOE , Update
Last session, former Democrat Texas House member Patrick Rose pushed a bill attacking the State Board of Education (SBOE), HB 710 (81st session).  That bill lost...

Media Ignores Voters, Continues Its Assault on Texas Ed Board

March 25, 2011
Topic: SBOE , Update
See the hit piece here. http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/editorials/article/Texas-needs-bill-to-reform-SBOE-1294071.php

Voter I.D. Passes Texas House, 101-48

March 23, 2011
Topic: Update
SB 14 has already passed the full Senate.  Could one of the first bills signed by Gov. Perry.

Public Education Chair, Rep. Eissler, on Social Studies Standards, Gail Lowe, and Fordham Institute report

March 22, 2011
Topic: Update
Yesterday, Jonathan Saenz with Liberty Institute spoke with Representative Rob Eissler, Chairman of the House Public Education Committee, on Texas’ Social Standards, Gail Lowe, and the...

Texas Voter I.D. Bill Is Up For Debate & Vote in Texas House

March 21, 2011
Topic: Update
Live blogging here. 1:54 p.m. Point of Order sustained.  Voter I.D. Bill stalled, for now. Amendments begin.  Anchia withdraws his amendment.  Amendment by Rep. Giddings, dealing...

Weekly Legislative Update Video

March 18, 2011
Topic: Update , Videos
Legislative update video for the week of March 14-18. http://www.youtube.com/wwatch?v=vOhjKt8eLMc