Monthly Archives: May 2011

Texas Legislative Session Ends, Special Session Begins

May 31, 2011
Topic: Update
The 82nd Texas Legislative Session ended yesterday.  Victories include the Sonogram bill, the Choose Life license plate bill, a conservative balanced budget (that didn’t raise taxes,...

82nd Legislative Session Ends, Special Session Begins

May 30, 2011
Topic: Update , Videos
Today marked the 140th and final day of the 82nd Texas Legislative Session. While important pieces of legislation have been passed this session, other important pieces...

Texas Legislative Update: Midnight Deadline Looms-Still Working!!

May 29, 2011
Topic: Update
12:40 a.m.  House adjourns without passing major budget related bill SB 23 and three other massive education, judiciary, and health care bills, HB 6, SB 1717,...

Texas State Board of Education Needs Your Help: Vote Comes Today!

May 28, 2011
Topic: SBOE , Update
Protect the elected Texas State Board of Education (SBOE): Vote Comes Today! With only a few days left in the 2011 Texas Legislative session, there’s one...

Voter I.D. Bill Signed by Gov. Perry

May 27, 2011
Topic: Update
Details here.  Liberty Institute supported the passing of the Voter I.D. bill. http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/16189/

New Facebook Page – Please Like Us!

May 27, 2011
Topic: Update
Update: We have added a new Facebook Widget on the side bar.  You can now “Like” our Facebook page directly from the blog! We have recently...

Last Chance to Defund Planned Parenthood! Act Today

May 26, 2011
Topic: Update
Make your call today to the Conference Committee for Senate Bill 23 and ask them to support the “perfecting amendment’ to Rep. Landtroop’s amendment to SB...

Elected TX State Board of Education Needs Your Help! Accountability Needed!

May 25, 2011
Topic: SBOE , Update
HB 6 , (Rep. Eissler/Sen. Shapiro) is a bill impacting the authority of the elected State Board of Education.  HB 6 is expected to go to...

Governor signs Sonogram Bill at Signing Ceremony; Most Significant Pro-Life Bill In Over Ten Years

May 24, 2011
Topic: Pro-Life , Update
At a signing ceremony moments ago, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed the pro-life sonogram bill, HB 15, into law. Liberty Institute helped lead the charge...

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Hears Candy Cane Case

May 23, 2011
Moments ago, all seventeen judges sitting on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in one of the nation’s most important cases involving free...