Paying Them To Scold Us
What to know: The state has given billions of dollars in subsidies to woke corporations that are now berating Texas for proposed election reforms.
The TPPF take: Texans—the customer base of those corporations—want secure elections.
“Texans won’t allow woke corporations with purchased platforms to misconstrue legislation and mislead the public,” says TPPF’s Kevin Roberts. “Secure elections are the right of every Texas voter, and lawmakers have a duty to them—not to the insufferable scolds of the corporate world.”
For more on those woke corporations, click here.
What to know: Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is moving closer to important criminal justice reform.
The TPPF take: Texas’s own former Gov. Rick Perry praised Lee’s efforts.
“Texas is proof that conservative criminal justice reform is tough on crime,” says Perry. “Gov. Lee is championing conservative reforms like those in Texas, proven effective in reducing crime. This comes at a critical time since Tennessee has one of the highest crime rates in the region coupled with one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation.”
For more on criminal justice reform in Tennessee, click here.
Here in Texas, Too
What to know: Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan is moving Texas forward on criminal justice reform.
The TPPF take: This slate of bills is appropriately titled Smarter Justice, Safer Texans.
“The Speaker’s criminal justice package covers the gamut of incremental improvements that have been proposed during this legislative session,” says TPPF’s Derek Cohen. “From fixing our troubling bail system to improving reentry practices, the group of bills illustrates how putting public safety first and foremost is not only good policy, it also can lead to redemption and reintegration. Conservatives have been working on these issues for years and it is heartening seeing it culminate into such a solid offering.”
For more on Smarter Justice, Safer Texans, click here.