With leadership from Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and Speaker Dennis Bonnen, conservatives in the Texas Legislature recently concluded a successful legislative session in which a great number of key conservative reforms were enacted. As the largest non-partisan caucus in the Texas Legislature, the Texas Conservative Coalition (TCC) played a central role in these accomplishments.
The Property Tax Reform and Transparency Act of 2019
School Finance Reform and Property Tax Relief
Constitutional Prohibition on a State Income Tax
Prohibiting Red Light Cameras
Protecting the Free Exercise of Religion from Government Discrimination
Protecting Freedom of Speech on College Campuses
Protecting the Lives of Aborted Children Born Alive
Banning Local Governments from Subsidizing Abortion Providers Like Planned Parenthood
Prohibiting “Surprise” Medical Billing
Prohibiting Organized Labor Requirements in Government-Funded Projects
In addition to passing conservative priorities, one of the most important responsibilities of conservatives in the Texas Legislature is to oppose legislation that violates TCC’s LIFT principles (Limited Government, Individual Liberty, Free Enterprise, and Traditional Values).
The number of bills TCC opposed on the floor of the House of Representatives.
The number of bills TCC defeated either on the House floor, the Senate, or by Governor Abbott's veto pen.