Texas News

Texas Comptroller in Beaumont for Good for Texas Tour Stop

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar will visit the Lower Neches Valley Authority (LNVA) on Oct. 3 to discuss the importance of maintaining and investing in Texas’ water management infrastructure as part of his Good for Texas Tour: Water Edition. During the visit, Hegar will share the results of a new Comptroller’s office report highlighting the roles that water planning and management play in ensuring enough water is available for future generations of Texas families and businesses. The […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Continuing Resolution

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement on the Continuing Resolution to fund the government through December 16: “Today we saw Democrats employ the same scheme we’ve seen again and again: instead of doing the hard work of eliminating unnecessary spending—which would help lower inflation—and rather than making tough decisions that prioritize spending to meet the needs of the American people, Congress dithered for a year and is now passing a continuing resolution […]

HHSC Encourages Screenings During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is encouraging women to get screened regularly for the disease. “Breast cancer screenings can save a woman’s life and mammograms are the best way to detect breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat,” said Rob Ries, HHS deputy executive commissioner for Family Health Services. “As we bring awareness to this issue, we’re urging women to make time for their […]

Sens. Cruz, Blackburn Call on Commerce Secretary to Address Anti-Semitic Practices of Morningstar Inc.

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) today sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, calling on her to address the role of so-called Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards in facilitating anti-Semitic boycotts of Israel that would fall under the purview of the Office of Antiboycott Compliance within the Department of Commerce. The letter specifically cites practices by Morningstar Inc. In the […]

Paxton Challenges Corporate America’s Newest Tactic to Target American Citizens’ 2nd Amendment Rights

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton joined a multistate letter led by Tennessee and Montana that is being sent to the CEOs of American Express, Mastercard, and Visa due to their problematic targeting of 2nd Amendment rights. Backed by gun-control advocates and the International Organization for Standardization, these companies’ new policy takes direct aim at lawful gun owners by creating a merchant category code to track purchases at firearms stores. The structuring of the code and its vague nature suggest that the policy has nothing to […]

2023 Texas State-Fish Art Contest Now Open for Entries

The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is excited to announce it is accepting entries for the 2023 Texas division of Wildlife Forever’s Fish Art Contest through Feb. 28. The Fish Art Contest is part of an international conservation education program designed to foster youth interest in fisheries and fishing. “The Fish Art Contest does a tremendous job of exposing students across Texas to the wonders of fish and fisheries resources through the nexus of art,” […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Receives Broadband Trailblazer Award

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently received a Broadband Trailblazer Award for his commitment to support the expansion of broadband access for underserved and unserved Texans. The award was given by Texas Broadband Now, a coalition that shares Hegar’s mission to ensure every Texan has access to high-speed, reliable internet. “I am honored to receive this award, and it reflects the hard work the Comptroller’s office put in to create the first Texas Broadband Plan,” Hegar said. “But […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Receives Broadband Trailblazer Award

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently received a Broadband Trailblazer Award for his commitment to support the expansion of broadband access for underserved and unserved Texans. The award was given by Texas Broadband Now, a coalition that shares Hegar’s mission to ensure every Texan has access to high-speed, reliable internet. “I am honored to receive this award, and it reflects the hard work the Comptroller’s office put in to create the first Texas Broadband Plan,” Hegar said. “But […]

Sen. Cruz Opposes Electoral Count Reform Act for Reducing Congressional Ability to Address Voter Fraud

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Rules Committee, voted against the Electoral Count Reform Act today during a committee mark-up and gave the following remarks: “This bill is a bad bill. … It’s bad policy and it’s bad for democracy. There are serious constitutional questions in the bill. The text of the Constitution, Article Two says, ‘Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of […]

Paxton Launches Investigation into S&P Global’s Use of ESG Factors in Credit Ratings, Potentially Violating Consumer Protection Laws 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton joined a Missouri-led multistate investigation into S&P Global Inc. for potential violations of consumer protection laws. This is the second investigation by state attorneys general into a company providing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ratings, based upon alleged consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices. S&P’s published ESG credit indicators, ESG scores, and ESG evaluations appear to politicize what should be a purely financial decision and may deceptively confound the distinction between subjective opinions […]