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Michael Quinn Sullivan of Empower Texans Gives Preview of 2013 Texas Legislative Session [AUDIO]


On the Wednesday edition of the Chad Hasty Show, Michael Quinn Sullivan of Empower Texans: Texans for Fiscal Responsibility talked with Chad Hasty about the upcoming 2013 session of the Texas legislature.

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One of the biggest issues coming out of the Texas legislature is the race for the next Speaker of the House. Sullivan said that incumbent speaker Joe Straus has been disrespectful to both conservatives and Democrats, and that Straus is pushing against systemic reforms that would favor fiscal responsibility.

If you like the status quo, if you really don’t want to see any improvements, then I guess this is what Joe Straus is going to be doing, standing in the way of real systemic reform. On the other hand, if you are interested in Texas moving ahead with very popular reforms and the way we operate the government, then you probably do want a different speaker.

Sullivan also gave a preview of what would be discussed in the 2013 legislative session. Sullivan said that Texas must “double down” to do right by the state economy, particularly since President Barack Obama was re-elected. He would like to see the state business tax be abolished, and said that would be a great boon for economic development and encourage more businesses to come to Texas. He added that legislation banning texting while driving would most likely be brought up as well. The legislative session begins January 8th, 2013.

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