Stay on Target

What to know: A list of “more than 100 [city] regulations” endangered by the Death Star law has just been published online. The list was generated by the city of Dallas, which fought to withhold the information from the public, and it potentially provides reformers with an idea of what regulations could be challenged in all home-rule cities.

The TPPF take: Tons of big government city regulations could be upended soon.

“The city of Dallas’ new list of endangered regulations shows exactly why the Death Star law is so transformative. It promises to undo the progressive agenda in countless ways and force cities to back-to-basics,” says TPPF’s James Quintero. “We are on the cusp of something truly special.”

For more on the Death Star Bill, click here.

This Land is Our Land


What to know: A coalition of groups representing everyday Americans has asked the federal government to halt its closure of public lands in Utah.

The TPPF take: TPPF is one of the groups taking the Bureau of Land Management to court over these closures.

“For decades, these trails — which are mostly old uranium mining roads — have been enjoyed by everyone from Jeep owners to dirt bike riders to base jumpers looking for a place to land,” says TPPF’s Matt Miller. “The plan is already being implemented, and it threatens the freedom enjoyed by tens of millions of Americans who hike, camp, Jeep, mountain bike, ATV, fish, swim, canoe, kayak, trail run, overland, base jump, raft, and backpack the millions of acres of free space that make ‘the West’ the West.”

For more on the BLM and western lands, click here.

Securing the Border

What to know: Texas authorities have arrested more than 10,000 people who have crossed into the state illegally, as new border security laws go into effect.

The TPPF take: These new laws will help rein in the border crisis created by the federal government’s unwillingness to properly enforce the law.

“Texas has stood firm in the face of both the U.S. and Mexican governments’ recalcitrance to act to stop the border crisis and protect their citizens,” says TPPF’s Greg Sindelar. “The Texas Legislature’s and the governor’s efforts—all within their authority—have effectively driven Texas to act as a shield for the rest of the country against the criminal activities of the Mexican cartels. We commend these efforts.”

For more on these new laws, click here.