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TCRP opposes ACC bonds, tax

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Blog with comments

The Travis County Republican Party Executive Committee voted Oct. 14, 2014, to oppose the Austin Community College District's bond proposals on the November ballot. 

In a near-unanimous vote, the executive committee -- comprised of Precinct Chairmen from all across Travis County -- felt the added tax burden for optional programs and construction is not the right thing for Austin taxpayers during a recession and in lieu of recent tax hikes. ...

Meet our 2014 candidates!

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 in Blog with comments

Austin-area voters will notice some familiar names on this November's ballot -- some sure to retain their seats after a job well done, and others on a mission to beat a local Democrat on election night!

Click here for details on the Republican slate for the Nov. 4, 2014, election.

Below is a list of GOP candidates appearing on Travis County ballots this year. Note: We are not including non-partisan local races.  [...]

Travis GOP stands with urban rail opponents

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 in Blog with comments

Opposition to an ill-conceived urban rail plan now has the support of the Travis County Republican Party. The Travis GOP Executive Committee approved a resolution against Austin ballot Proposition 1 by a wide margin Tuesday, Sept. 9.

TCRP estimates that only 1 percent of the Austin population would benefit from the rail line, which would block traffic at several intersections and reduce capacity along certain streets. ...

Art Laffer to emcee Reagan Gala!

Posted on Sep 6, 2014 in Blog with comments

Exciting news, TCRP supporters! 

Not only will we be honoring two Texas Senators who carried on Ronald Reagan's legacy, but we just added one of Ronald Reagan's key advisers to our lineup for this year's Reagan Gala and Presentation of the Reagan Courage Award (purchase tickets here).

Art Laffer, a founder of supply-side economics and the name behind the "Laffer Curve," will be our emcee for the big event on Oct. 6. 

Below is a little more about Laffer and his contributions, via his web page. Don't miss out on this UNPRECEDENTED opportunity to honor three of our biggest conservative heroes and help turn Travis County red!

Austin City Council forums

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 in Blog with comments

Information regarding Austin City Council Races and Forums

Michele Samuelson, our district director for the Texas Federation of Republican Women, has kindly sent out the following information regarding the Austin City Council races and forums. With the new charter provisions (the 10-1 plan), there are virtually dozens of candidates, and the new districts can be confusing.

So here's some information to help you out. (And please mark your calendar for the Republican Club of Austin city council candidate forum for our special luncheon meeting date of October 20 at Green Pastures). ...