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The Texas Interfaith Project for Public Policy (Texas Impact) has two issues of religious liberty on its action agenda. Both are scheduled to go before the legislature in the next few days. SB 531: American Law for American Courts This
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You can make a difference in Texas today.  HB507 is stuck in the Calendars Committee and needs a little help to get dislodged.  The Calendars Committee is full of representatives who we think are influencable.  They just need a little
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We’ve got an important opportunity to support a bill which would make a real difference in Texas. SB1862 is by  Sen. Konni Burton.  It is a bill which would prohibit public entities from using taxpayer money to lobby the legislature,
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Monday and Tuesday of this week some friends and I went to Austin to visit the Texas Legislature while they were in session.  We had the opportunity to meet with some of the best State Representatives in Texas, get a glimpse of the behind the scenes of the Texas Supreme Court, and visit House Committee hearings.  We purposed to testify before the Public Health committee to speak on behalf of decriminalization of medical marijuana.  Unfortunately, the bill we were testifying
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The Texas Legislature is currently in full swing. Today the Texas House voted on HB80. House Bill 80 highlights a problem that extends far beyond the text of the proposed law. HB80 is a bill that seeks to criminalize using a cell phone to “text, email, instant message, or other form of electronic data retrieval or electronic data communication.”  Proponents of this bill advocate for it in the name of safety. Who would be opposed to safety? I believe seeking out the safety of others i
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Two weeks ago, the RLC of Texas along with representatives of the local RLC chapter of CD36 met with Texas legislators to discuss our priority issues for the 2015 legislative agenda.Representative David Simpson met with us and shared the bills he had filed so far for this legislative session. True to his reputation, Rep. Simpson demonstrated once again that he is a strong ally for liberty and freedom in Texas.Rep. Simpson presented several bills, but two were of s