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Bad Bills

by Susan Peterson | Fri, May 15, 2009 at 0:00 CST
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THE “I’M NOT THAT UGLY” ACT House Bill 478 Joe Heflin, D-Crosbyton Rep. Joe Heflin is tired of his opponents being mean to him during campaigns. So he’s authored a bill to make picking on him a civil offense punishable … Read More

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Nuking Democracy House Bill 2721 Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Van One hardship of building potentially hazardous, ecosystem-altering nuclear facilities is that people can sometimes be downright unwelcoming. Rep. Dan Flynn understands this. So he has proposed a bill that would keep … Read More

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Trimming the Grassroots Senate Bill 690 Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio Karen Hall’s knees still haven’t recovered from gathering signatures door-to-door for an amendment to Bryan’s city charter. “Democracy is a messy business,” she says, “but we like it.” Hall … Read More

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CROSSING THE LINE House Bill 1893 Rep. Joe Driver, R-Garland Joe Driver, a Republican state representative from Garland and concealed handgun license holder, takes umbrage at “an imaginary line” around college campuses inside of which he cannot pack heat. He’s … Read More

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ROUND ‘EM UP House Bills 254 & 261 Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler On Feb. 18, Texas Employers for Immigration Reform held a debate between Reps. Leo Berman, a Tyler Republican, and Rafael Anchia, a Dallas Democrat. Afterward, Harry Joe, an … Read More

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HOME COOKING House Bill 566 Rep. Wayne Christian, R-Center State senators and representatives put in five months every other year sitting through long debates and poring over the details of legislation on behalf of Texas citizens, and they get a … Read More

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MAKING BREAKING UP HARDER TO DO House Bill 480 Rep. Warren Chisum, R-Pampa Rep. Warren Chisum is on a mission to save Texas families, and he’s gonna educate the family-splittin’ fight out of ’em. “My goal is to reduce the … Read More

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