Lavigne in Austin

Treasurer of the Texas Poker PAC.

Government and media relations consultant. contact: mglavigne@gmail.com

Posts by Lavigne in Austin:

  • TCPA Annual Meeting

    11 Jun 2008

    The Texas Card Players Association held their annual meeting in Austin on May 31. I am a former board member of the association and believe that they are on the right track in terms of growing their membership. If we are to win the battle to bring legal Hold’em to Texas, it is going to […]

  • PPA On TV

    02 Jun 2008

    While we are organizing here in Texas again for the next round in the Legislature, The Poker Players’ Alliance has posted up on YouTube a couple of television ads aimed at growing the movement nationally. The PPA is making a concerted effort at helping state efforts in addition to their national work. I think Texas […]

  • Federal Legislation Comes to Town

    28 Aug 2007

    It has been a while since I posted, but the Texas Poker PAC is still working towards our legislative goals. The next Texas Legislative Session begins in 2009, so we are working behind the scenes to get ready for our next push. In the meantime, I have been appointed as the Texas State Director for […]

  • You Gotta Fight…

    04 Jun 2007

    AUSTIN–Sorry it took so long to get this Legislative Wrap-Up out, but I needed a little break. The poker bill (HB 3186) indeed died this session. We most likely will not have legal poker in Texas before 2009. That’s the bad news. There is much more good news though. Before this session, legal poker was […]

  • Casino Politico

    25 May 2007

    I’m about to quit thinking about the Legislature and Politics for a few days over the long weekend. In the meantime, those of you who are in Central Texas should consider attending this. The Poker Players Alliance is helping with this fundraiser for US Congressman Charlie Gonzalez (D-San Antonio). The PPA has been a reliable […]

  • Down, But Not Out

    12 May 2007

    Sorry I didn’t post immediately after HB 3186 saw its untimely demise this week, but I went out and drank to bed Thursday night after it became evident that we weren’t gonna get there. Lets bring the vitriol down a notch and look at the big picture here. I’ll do a proper post-mortem later, but […]

  • A Chip And A Chair

    08 May 2007

    As we move along in the process to regulate poker in Texas, I’ve tried really hard not to overdo the poker metaphors, but this time it really is the best way to say it. Our bill, HB 3186, is on the House General Calendar. The deadline for hearing this bill on the floor of the […]

  • Poker Bill Update

    04 May 2007

    We’ve gotten some decent ink going into the weekend, with some more expected. The biggest threat to our little bill is that the House of Representatives is just on this side of a total meltdown over totally unrelated issues. The Capitol Letters blog is a pretty good one if you want to learn more about […]

  • Poker Bill On The Move!

    01 May 2007

    HB 3186 was voted out of the House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee. We will be seeing our first Texas House vote on Poker as early as Friday. More to come, but for now please contact your State Representative and ask them to support HB 3186, The Texas Poker Act.

  • Make Your Voice Heard…NOW (And Again!)

    29 Apr 2007

    It has been a little while since I last updated y’all on the progress of our Texas Poker Bill (HB 3186). When we last left our little bill it had had a great hearing in the Texas House Committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures. At the end of that hearing it was left pending and […]