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President Johnson's biographer Robert Caro documented proof of voter fraud in 1948 that helped Johnson win his first Texas Senate Primary. And in the Illinois governor's race in 1982, more than sixty people were convicted of voter fraud. It does happen.
Way to go Herb Goldsmith for the excellent column on the Bastrop school district's $75 million school bond and tax ratification election, and to the Bastrop Advertiser for providing it to the public.

Birdwell wrote Texas Senate Bill 11, known as campus carry, which requires public universities to allow guns on parts of their campuses.
"In Texas, we won't be having one election. We'll be having 254 separate elections that are run at the county level," said Alicia Pierce.
If I am blessed to earn the support of voters in Senate District 24, I look forward to joining the Texas Senate where the overwhelming majority of legislation is passed on a bipartisan basis.
One of the great privileges I've had is serving in the Texas Senate - a body that is primarily deliberative and policy-oriented.

Ware V. Wendell, leader of Texas Watch, is shown at center walking away from Texas Senate Business and commerce Committee Chairman Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) in October 2016.
It will be streamed online through the Texas Senate's website. We'll have a full report on the hearing later on Wednesday.
Austin (KXAN) - Key lawmakers are making plans to overhaul your child's school during the next legislative session. The president of the Texas Senate, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick laid out his priorities in Dallas, including the idea of "education Savings ...
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Rampant gerrymandering makes most Texas Senate seats so secure that endorsements are almost irrelevant. Even so, we urge Southeast Austin voters to support the unchallenged Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, in Senate District 21, even though there's no ...
The Dean of the Texas Senate, Sen. John Whitmire, has proposed a bill indoctrinating ninth-graders about acceptable behavior when confronted by a law enforcement officer.
No Trump effect likely for Texas Senate races, by Matthew Watkins - Even with the presidential race closer than normal, Democrats have little chance to gain ground in the Republican-dominated Texas Senate. Most embrace some reforms in Court of ...
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick assures the audience at the Freedom, Faith and Fellowship event May 12, 2016 that he will uphold conservative principles as leader of the Texas Senate in 2017. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick unveiled Monday an initiative for Texas faith ...
Last month a Texas Senate committee heard testimony on the idea of paying out vouchers that would let parents choose where their children go to school.
Passing one has emerged as a top priority in the Texas Senate for Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who unsuccessfully pushed a private school choice program when he was a Republican state senator from Houston and chairman of the Senate education Committee.
Hinojosa served in the state House from 1981 to 1990, and again from 1997 to 2002, the year he was first elected for a four-year term in the Texas Senate. He's facing a challenge for his District 20 spot from Velma A. Arellano. Arellano, a McAllen ...

With Republican nominee for president Donald Trump continuing to struggle in the polls, Democrats in Texas are hoping for a better-than-usual election season.
Before the guest speaker at the Oct. 12 monthly luncheon of the Liberty-Dayton Chamber of Commerce could stand to speak, he was recognized by the Texas Senate in a proclamation extolling his leadership and commitment to the rice industry in Texas.
Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa talks about education during a candidate debate hosted by McAllen's Rotary club with Texas Senate District 20 opponent Velma Arellano, seated left, as Texas House District 41 candidates Hilda Garza DeShazo and Bobby Guerra, ...
Last year, Texas lost more jobs in the oil and gas sector (about 100,000) than the number of jobs in the entire U.S. wind industry (88,000).
The girls were pages for the Texas Senate during the most recent legislative session, learned Dutch-oven cooking techniques that will be helpful in camping settings and were exposed to first-aid exercises.
The Texas Senate's education Committee invited a Nevada senator, Scott Hammond, to Austin to testify on the system during a hearing in mid-September.
Texas attorney general Ken Paxton, left, with his chief of staff Bernie McNamee, right, waits to testify during a Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on July 29, 2015, in Austin. Eric Gay AP. By Maria Recio.
"More than 100 people gathered at the West Loop campus of Houston Community College to voice discontent over property taxes to the Texas Senate's Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief, a committee formed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and ...
tax issues are on the fast-track agenda of the Texas Senate under the dome of the State Capitol in Austin. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick urges quick action.
More than 100 people gathered at the West Loop campus of Houston Community College to voice discontent over property taxes to the Texas Senate's Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief, a committee formed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and ...
Davis famously filibustered in the Texas Senate for 11 hours in 2013 in protest of a bill requiring doctors who provided abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and for health care centers providing abortions to be outfitted as ...
McConnell included $500 million in disaster relief for Louisiana and Texas. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said this amounts to hypocrisy on the Republican side.
The Texas Senate's natural resources Committee took testimony Wednesday about what impact Texas might feel from new, federal rules aimed at slowing climate change.
Whether those regulations amount to government overreach, as Abbott says, or are vital protections of human health and against global warming was the topic of a Texas Senate hearing on Wednesday. The meeting of the Senate natural resources and ...
Since his election to the Texas Senate, he continually works to cut spending, reduce unnecessary government regulation, promote economic freedom, protect innocent human life, and protect the constitutional right to bear arms.
But the session ended without a floor vote in the Texas Senate. Several of the mobile phone industry's big players have run expensive public service campaigns against texting while driving, and they have even testified in favor of the legislation.
Dr. Buckingham joined five current members of Texas Senate on a panel to discuss "The Senate Agenda" in preparation for the 85th Legislature, which begins in January 2017.
By 1999, after turning some enemies into allies, she went on a 15-year winning streak on council and in the Texas Senate. A 2014 campaign for governor ended in resounding defeat.
U.S. News & World Report journalist David Catanese said Ted Cruz had to "get on board" and endorse Donald Trump for president because he is in danger of losing the primary for his seat in the U.S.
"More concerning is that as a result of testimony in a Texas Senate Finance Committee hearing last week, we know there is an access-to-care crisis occurring right now for therapy services.
The Port of Corpus Christi has taken its first step toward widening the narrow Corpus Christi ship Channel, a move that may also eventually give the port the deepest vessel clearance in Texas.
WAXAHACHIE - Lt. Col. (Ret.) Brian Birdwell is a native Texan, decorated military veteran and lifelong conservative Republican currently representing Texas Senate District 22. Born in Fort Worth and a currently residing in Granbury, Brian is a ...
The Texas House of Representatives listened to parents in 2015, but legislation ensuring parents' right to know immunization information died in the Texas Senate. As Lucy's mom and a Texan concerned about public health, I call on Dr. Charles Schwertner ...
"It is important for Texas to strengthen its infrastructure in order to take maximum advantage of the Panama Canal expansion," Juan Sosa, Panama's ambassador to the United States, told the Texas Senate Select Committee on Ports last week. The canal ...
The chairman of the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee and other high-ranking Republicans on Tuesday expressed little interest in expanding publicly funded insurance coverage to low-income Texans, suggesting the issue is unlikely to ...
Wendy Davis, will campaign for Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton in Raleigh, Carrboro and Chapel Hill this Friday.
"I am grateful for the support of Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and I look forward to working with him to pass a conservative agenda in the Texas Senate in 2017," Dr. Buckingham said. "Texans are blessed to have a Lieutenant Governor who is committed ...
Spring Branch ISD officials travelled to Austin last week to testify to the Texas Legislature on the works of Districts of Innovation.
From the A-J's Pages: Texas Senate candidates 'running scared'. Posted: September 18, 2016 - 7:20pm | Updated: September 19, 2016 - 12:01am.
But as Texas Senate Finance Committee members headed into interim hearings on Thursday, Economists said there will be less gas in the tank when they draft the next biennium's state budget, due in part to energy prices.
In the 2015 session, as the Texas Tribune's Kiah Collier reported, "The Texas Senate passed legislation that would have provided up to $100 million in tax credits to businesses that donated scholarship money to public school students to help pay ...
Davis had catapulted herself into national prominence with her heralded stunt of filibustering the Texas Senate into adjournment before it could pass legislation that would protect more unborn babies.
Charles Schwertner, chairman of the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee, said he believed expanding Medicaid coverage would do little to help hospitals that treat uninsured patients.






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