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An Open Letter to Parents

As you know, due to the projected reduction in tax revenues from the recent economic crisis, Texas must reduce the size of its $87 billion biennial budget by approximately $15 billion.

By |February 15, 2011
Build It and They Will Pay

State wide area transit authorities have been making headlines for their poor budgeting and planning. That means they are operating business as usual and taxpayers are going to be left holding the bill.

By |April 23, 2010
2011: The Healthcare Odyssey

Predictions are that the Texas 2011 legislative session is going be ugly. Redistricting will be at the forefront of that ugliness despite comments from the DOJ that politics will be removed from the process. Equally as impotent are the claims that a moderate Speaker will be able to keep things civil.

By |March 30, 2010
Rejecting Federalism Is Not Amusing

All across Texas citizens are calling for a renewed commitment to the 10th amendment and a reinvigorated adherence to the principle of Federalism and the doctrine of enumerated powers.

By |March 8, 2010
The Revolving Door of Healthcare Reform

As the healthcare reform world turns we see another rendition to the ever evolving proposals from Washington. This time it comes from the White House in the form of the regulation of premium levels. Although premium levels are certainly a concern, addressing high premiums by regulating them is akin to telling a patient to stop bleeding instead of addressing the gash in his leg.

By |February 26, 2010
The Trek Towards Socialism

While Texas remains one of the few bright spots in an otherwise bleak national economy, our federal government is on an unfettered march toward attempting to solve the problems our nation faces — real or perceived — by evoking the failed socialist policies of the past.
 

By |December 10, 2009