Kevin Eltife

Politics & Policy |
May 13, 2009

Perry wins on UI stimulus

Eltife’s bill to make the changes necessary for Texas to be eligible to get $555 million in funds for unemployment insurance will die in the House. A poll of the floor yielded around 80 votes for the bill, and since the 74 Democrats are presumed to favor it, that means

Politics & Policy |
April 20, 2009

Senate gives final passage to unemployment bill

Seeking final passage of his bill drawing down federal money for the unemployment compensation fund, Sen. Kevin Eltife argued that taking federal money — despite the strings attached —  is a good deal for Texas employers and will actually save them money. By October, the unemployment insurance fund will be nearly