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.
While House Speaker Joe Straus has been silent on the rightward shift of the Texas Senate, he is sending his second-string squad to begin poking at presumptive-Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and the new members of the Senate. This gives a foretaste of the obstructionism conservatives can expect from a 2015 Straus-led House. Indeed, many House…Read More »
In recent years, Texans have become more knowledgeable about how the connections between elected officials and the political consulting and lobby class can help explain those officials’ stances and actions. In a well-known case of the tail wagging the dog, many primary voters have been made aware that clients of liberal Republican political consultant Bryan…Read More »