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TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality)
The state agency that is supposed to be responsible for protecting Texas's air water, and land from pollution.
"Tea Party" Faction
faction of the Republican Party and it is best known for its fiscal conservatism, once the Republican majority got into the legislature it proved to be quite socially conservative.
is the lowest-ranking permanent party official. Elected for a two-year term, he or she is expected to be the party leader at the precinct level, recruiting candidates, arranging for the precinct convention, getting out the vote, and in general, beating the drum for the party.
County Executive Committee
1) conducting the party primary elections and 2) conducting the county convention.
Direct Executive Committee
These committees are supposed to perform party primary duties related to the district.
State Executive Committee
the highest permanent political party organization in the state. composed of a chair and vice chair( one man and one woman), and two members from each of the 31 senatorial district (one man and one woman). Aside from the 64 statutory members, party rules may allow "add-on" members.
2010 gubernatorial election
Not only did Republican candidates win every stateside race but they achieved such a massacre in the state House of Representatives that, after two Democrats switched party affiliations shortly after the election, they controlled a two-thirds 101 to 49 majority.
he was able to spend millions of dollars of his own wealth in his run for governor and 1990 and 2002; and corporate, labor, and trade association PACs were permitted to contribute whatever they wished to state campaigns.
A tort is a private or civil wrong or injury resulting from a breach of a legal duty that exists by reason of society's expectations about appropriate behavior rather than a contract. "court system reform" In that it consists largely of taking power out of the hands of judges and juries, limiting their discretion, and denying them jurisdiction.
Article 1 Section 23 of the bill of Right in the Texas Constitution
"Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful defense of himself or the State; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime."
James Byrd Jr.
he was murdered by being tied to a truck and dragged to his death along a rural road in East Texas. This was done by King, Brewer, and Shawn Allen Berry.
Tulia drug sting controversy
When several drug pusher were arrested in the small town of Tulia, Texas, things did not add up. People did not understand how the small town of 5,000 could support that kind of drug community. The case was actually put under review.
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