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Tweet-less (updated)

Without warning or notification, social media mini-blog site Twitter on Monday simultaneously “suspended” the main Empower Texans feed along with the personal accounts of all staff.

By |July 19, 2011
Index: Legislature's Wasted Opportunity

In a legislative session controlled by a rhetorically conservative super-majority, they accomplished the bare fiscal minimum but did little to control future government growth. This is reflected on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index, with legislators averaging a paltry 61 percent.

By |June 29, 2011
Thousands Of Letters Delivered To Capitol

More than 5,000 letters are being delivered from taxpayers living around the state to their legislators. They are asking lawmakers to adopt a 2012-2013 budget that does not spend beyond the state’s fiscal means, raise taxes, or use the state’s Rainy Day Fund.

By |May 17, 2011
AUDIO: Teleforum With Gov. Perry

Listen to the March 10 statewide conference call with Texas Gov. Rick Perry. The call focused primarily on fiscal issues, with an emphasis on the state budget, taxes and rainy day fund.

By |March 15, 2011
TFR Launches TV Ads

Responding to school administrators around the state threatening to fire teachers in tight budget times, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility is launching a television advertising campaign.

By |March 11, 2011