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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Majority of Colonial Pipeline Ransom Recovered, Justice Dept. Says
Earlier today, the Department of Justice has found and recaptured the majority of the ransom Colonial paid to the DarkSide network,” the deputy attorney general said Monday. Vice President Kamala ...
Sanctuary states for guns
OK, that probably won’t work — but here’s something that might: More and more states are declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuary states, with the support of Gun Owners of America (GOA).
Major bills that passed, died in the 87th Texas Legislature
House Bill 1900, authored by a number of Republicans, would freeze property tax revenue for cities with ... illness treatment and evictions. Abbott called on Texas to become a “Second Amendment ...
2021 Texas legislative session: The bills that made the cut, and some that didn't
Despite a last-minute showstopper by Democrats, t Texas Legislature is closing out the legislative session with many of its conservative priorities heading to the governor’s desk. They included an ...
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 ...
Losing bond underwriters is worth it for gun rights, Texas sponsor says
Greg Abbott, as expected. To qualify for any tax-supported business in ... Abbott said he wanted to make Texas a “Second Amendment sanctuary state" by keeping "any government office anywhere ...
The Inside Story: How House Democrats Tempered a GOP Bill That Makes It Harder to Vote
Forty-five minutes later, the first Texas House vote on the bill—concerning an amendment by Dallas Democrat ... And it would have made it a state jail felony for any local election official ...
Second Amendment sanctuaries facing 1st court test
The measure that voters in the logging area of Columbia County narrowly approved last year forbids local officials from enforcing most federal and state ... who try. Second Amendment sanctuary ...
Texas House passes ‘lie and try’ gun bill prompted by mass shootings in El Paso and Midland-Odessa
Greg Abbott ... Texas a “Second Amendment sanctuary state.” Allie Morris, Austin Bureau Correspondent . Allie has covered Texas politics for two years and written about everything from tax ...
Flush With Power
Because Greg Abbott ... Texas more conservative—he wants even fewer taxes and regulations than our notoriously tax-and-regulation-averse state already has—and judging by the current political ...