On Wednesday, our area Representatives found out which committees they had been placed on. The result was a mixed bag for West Texas. Read more to find out Chad's thoughts on how West Texas lawmakers did.
Representative John Frullo joined Chad and Rex on Lubbock's First News and discussed the State of Texas. 02/10/2011
Should Sonograms be mandatory or optional for women seeking abortions? Read more to vote and comment.
After about month in session Texas House Speaker Joe Straus finally fulfilled his major obligation of setting committee assignments. Read more to find out what I think about assignments for the South Plains' three representatives.
One of the most talked about pieces of legislation in Austin is Senate Bill 16, which would require doctors to display a sonogram to a woman seeking an abortion. This bill is undergoing some changes, but read more to why Chad thinks this could still be a good bill.
State Rep. Charles Perry joined Chad an Rex on Lubbock's First News to discuss issues affecting the state of Texas. 2/09/2011
Personal freedoms and private businesses are coming under attack in Texas, and it's not only coming from the people you'd expect. An article that came out on Tuesday claims that 70% of Texans favor a state-wide smoking ban. Now, lawmakers have unveiled legislation to ban smoking in indoor work places, including bars and restaurants. Who's behind this push? Click ahead to see.
State Representative Charles Perry joined Chad Hasty and Rex Andrew on Wednesday's edition of Lubbock's First News. Click Read More to hear the audio.
Representative Charles Perry joined Chad and Rex on Lubbock's First News on 1/26/2011
The Texas Senate paved the way for a Voter ID bill to be brought up and hopefully passed in this legislative session. In the last session the issue died, but since the Republicans hold a huge advantage in numbers, it should pass easy. I've yet to hear a good argument why it shouldn't. (more after the jump)