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  • Representative Matt Krause Files Suit Against Texas Racing Commissioners

    • Aug 29, 2014

    Fort Worth—Representative Matt Krause today filed suit against the individual Commissioners of the Texas Racing Commission. In addition, Representative Krause filed an application for a temporary restraining order to prevent the Commissioners from adopting rules which would implement “historical racing machines” in Texas.   Krause filed the suit and restraining order in response to the Texas Racing Commission’s desire to usurp the constitutional power of the Texas Legislature. There has been repeated suggestion that the Commissioners would ignore the wishes of the public, the representatives they elect, and the rule of law by adopting rules making these machines legal. In … Read more >>

  • We Need a Fiscal Risk Management Commission

    • Feb 27, 2013

              Today, I filed H.B. 1930, which creates the Fiscal Risk Management Commission (FRMC). This commission would be comprised of elected officials and members of the public and be tasked with the assessment of, and planning for, a wide spectrum of potential economic threats to the state of Texas. Other states have already begun to take the initiative by studying and creating long-term contingency plans to protect their credit ratings, economies, and the delivery of fundamental government services. With an unyielding $16 trillion debt, it is apparent that our federal government is fundamentally incapable of solving … Read more >>

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