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
Joe Straus has not signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.
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.
Although countless members of the legislature have appropriately defended Gov. Perry’s exercising of his constitutional authority to veto funding for a discredited agency, few have been willing to defend embattled UT Regent, Wallace Hall, for fulfilling his fiduciary responsibilities on behalf of taxpayers. Perhaps the apathy has to do with the fact that University Regents…Read More »
When they cannot win on merits in the public forum, the establishment resorts to malicious prosecution. The latest example of that are indictments handed down on Friday in Travis County against Gov. Rick Perry for a budget veto. You read that right: the liberal District Attorney’s Office in Travis County (the bluest county in Texas)…Read More »