A bill has passed the Texas House that would ensure payday lenders and auto title lenders cannot make unsolicited calls to numbers listed on the Texas No Call list.
Currently, there is nothing in Texas law prohibiting predatory lenders that offer loans with high interest rates and fees from making unsolicited calls to people they identify as potential customers in order to solicit business.
There's been a lot of talk about the military in Texas lately, and Governor Greg Abbott is right to be mocked for caving to fringe interests that think the U.S. military is planning to invade Texas.
But there's another military controversy before Gov. Abbott - and this one is actually real.
This was a historic week in the fight for marriage equality, with the United States Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in Obergefell v Hodges, a landmark case that is likely to bring the freedom to marry to all 50 states by this summer.
But just as progress is being made nationally, Texas Republican politicians are digging their heels in, pursuing an aggressive legislative strategy to maintain Texas’ marriage ban. These radical lawmakers’ bills, designed to discriminate gay and transgender Texans, are moving swiftly through the process.
This article has been cross-posted from the Texas Research Institute, our 501(c)(3) affiliate.
Wouldn’t it make more sense if we could register to vote online? Legislation being considered at the Texas Capitol aims to do just that.
Two weeks ago, the Texas House State Affairs committee heard public testimony on House Bill 4105, a bill that would deny gay and lesbian couples the freedom to marry even if the Supreme Court strikes down Texas’ ban on marriage this summer. With the U.S.