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Sign the Petition: Let Austin Voters Choose

The City of Austin is set next week to finalize an unprecedented, all-or-nothing “transportation” bond for the November 8th ballot — at $720 million. In present form, officials are essentially burying dozens of expensive, unrelated projects behind the universally recognized need to reduce traffic congestion. Worst of all, because the current proposal lacks specificity, it […]

By |August 4, 2016
Letters to the Editor, Week of July 4

In this week’s mailbag, we hear responses to State Sen. Konni Burton’s commentary: Local Control: A Tool, Not The Rule Editor’s note: We publish commentary from our subscribers on a weekly basis. Commentary may be edited according to community standards.  Actually the county Sheriff is the person with local control. If no response to people in county, then […]

By |July 9, 2016
Half of Ethics Commissioners Act Despite Expired Terms

In a letter sent to Texas’ governor, lieutenant governor and House speaker, six of the state’s largest conservative organizations called on them to “cure a very important deficiency” at an agency setting itself up as the de facto regulator of political speech and First Amendment issues. Four of the eight commissioners at the Texas Ethics […]

By |May 31, 2016
Ethics Commission Rejects Complaint Against Empower Texans

Without fanfare, the Texas Ethics Commission on Friday ended a two-year investigation of Empower Texans – one of several based on politically-motivated complaints made by a lobbyist for the Texas Trial Lawyers’ Association. The complaint demanded that Empower Texans, a non-profit new media entity, be fined for having a link to an associated political action […]

By |April 19, 2016
SCOTX Victory

Today the Texas Supreme Court issued unanimous opinions in the cases of Michael Quinn Sullivan v. Salem Abraham and Daniel Greer et. al. v. Salem Abraham. The two cases were filed by Salem Abraham in Hemphill County where they were dismissed under the Citizens Participation Act. The cases related to statements made by Greer in […]

By |April 15, 2016
Letters to the Editor, Week of March 28

In this week’s mailbag, we hear about government failures, political backstabbing, tax-funded lobbyists, and more!   Editor’s note: Each week we publish commentary from our subscribers. Commentary may be edited according to community standards.  Governmental Failures We build parks, fail to keep up our roads, fail to provide electricity to meet demand, fail to supply water sources […]

By |April 1, 2016
2016 Metroplex Endorsements

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility is pleased to present local government endorsements for the upcoming election on Saturday, May 7th, 2016. Early voting for this year’s cycle will be held Monday, April 25th through Tuesday, May 3rd. Dates regarding elections in Texas can be found at the Secretary of State’s website. TFR’s local endorsements were made […]

By |March 31, 2016