Host Jason Whitely takes a look at the big headlines this week: talking about taxes, the state of Texas and a possible new Second Amendment sanctuary.
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Gov. Abbott defunds Texas legislature over state Democrats' voting reform block
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) vetoed funding for the state's legislature on Friday as he promised to do earlier in June after state Democrats staged a walkout to protest and block a GOP-back voting ...
Gov. Abbott signs slew of gun bills, including permitless carry
Texans will soon be able to carry handguns without a license. Hotels can’t stop their guests from taking guns into their rooms. The government can’t shut down gun shops during a declared disaster. Gov ...
The State of Taxes
As is his habit, he followed with paeans to the state he loves: “Texas ... planned to tout tax relief as one of his priorities for the session. He asked for a constitutional amendment to make ...
More Sanctuary States of the Right
In April, I wrote about how the conservative state of Montana enacted a law making itself a gun sanctuary ... including taxes, registrations, bans, and more. State employees who violate that ...
The Limits of a Wealth Tax
As a result, the very richest among us routinely pay lower ... welfare state becomes rather tenuous. “Paying for” new social programs with taxes on billionaires is great politics.
Sanctuary states for guns
But now pro-Second Amendment states ... And more recently the Texas legislature passed, and Governor Greg Abbott is certain to sign, a Lone Star State sanctuary bill. Notice that sanctuary ...
Major bills that passed, died in the 87th Texas Legislature
House Bill 1900, authored by a number of Republicans, would freeze property tax revenue ... and evictions. Abbott called on Texas to become a “Second Amendment sanctuary state,” and lawmakers ...
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott threatens to withhold pay of Democrats who walked out
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott threatened the pay of Democratic ... in the House Sunday evening when the Democratic walkout left the lower chamber with fewer than the 100 members needed to conduct all ...
On The Money: Inside Biden's $6T budget | Key inflation metric higher than expected
Along with the budget, the Treasury Department released details on Biden's tax proposals ... leaves out financial plans for a public option, lowering prescription drug costs and Medicare expansion ...
Texas Lawmakers Approve Permit-Free Handgun Bill After Abbott Demands They Get It To His Desk
HB 1927 isn’t the only gun bill waiting for Abbott’s signature; the Texas House in April approved House Bill 2622 which would make Texas a so-called Second Amendment “sanctuary state” by ...