State Rep. Joe Straus (R-San Antonio)
Most recent rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index: N/A
Cumulative rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index: C
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House District 121
First elected in 2006
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- Supported levying a “granny tax” on nursing home residents (HB 3778, RV 1048, 80th Legislature)
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Speaker Straus is a native of San Antonio, Texas. He is graduate of Vanderbilt University with a BA in Political Science, and was elected Speaker of the Texas House for the 2009 session and re-elected for the 2011 session. Speaker Straus has served in the Texas House of Representatives since 2006.
Under the procedures of the Texas House, the Speaker is commanded to refer “all proposed legislation … to an appropriate standing or select committee with jurisdiction.” But the rules are silent on how quickly the Speaker is expected to fulfill that duty. What is a member of the House to do if the Speaker simply…Read More »
A new tax-subsidized poll from the University of Texas finds that Texas voters are “dissatisfied” with how much they are paying in property and business taxes. The Texas Senate originally proposed slightly better than $4 billion in tax relief at the start of the legislative session, then added to it after Gov. Greg Abbott made…Read More »