In a radio interview with Christian talk show host Rick Wiles, Rep. Giovanni Capriglione talks about the Texas gold depository, which would allow gold owned by the University of Texas’ endowment fund to be returned from New York City. While gold fever has long been a feature of American political life, its rapid normalization in Texas and adoption as state policy is odd, to say the least.
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For much of the next year, Texans with a high tolerance for bullshit will have the opportunity to follow along with the finest still-legal bloodsport in the state: Republican legislative primaries.
House members considered a pair of bills Wednesday rooted in social conservative ideas about what’s wrong with universities, before briefly delving into a plan to let students access unspent state loan money. The first two got most of their attention.
Higher education leaders have long opposed the idea, but a slew of conservative House members stood Thursday to defend campus carry.
After hauling banned books into Arizona, Houston writer Tony Diaz brought his “Librotraficante” campaign to the Texas Capitol Thursday, to fight a proposal to count only “comprehensive survey” courses toward college degree requirements.
Former legislators don’t die, they come back as lobbyists quicker than you can say cha-ching! Today’s profile in reincarnation is former state Rep. Vicki Truitt, who oversaw a watered-down payday loan reform effort last session. She is now lobbying for Cash America.