Who Will Speak For You?

Incumbent House Speaker Joe Straus of San Antonio now faces two opponents in the race for the speakership: Warren Chisum of Pampa and Ken Paxton of McKinney. How do these three Republicans compare on taxpayer issues?

Committee Baggage

On election day, lawmakers were issued a mandate to legislate conservatively. In Texas, public policy starts with the committee chairs. We thought the average score of Speaker Joe Straus’ chairs would go up, since some of the chairs had been held by liberal Democrats who lost. Actually, their average went down.

Mandate For Conservative

With Rick Perry’s decisive victory and conservative Republicans picking up seats in the Texas House, voters have made a clear policy choice, says the president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. Meanwhile, House Speaker Joe Straus has little choice but to quickly name a very different, and much more conservative, leadership team.

ObamaCare Fanatics

While ObamaCare is strongly opposed by Texans, its imposition was supported by several Texas legislators. Texans for Fiscal Responsibility today began a public education effort designed to unmask the radical supporters of socialized medicine.

BillWhiteForTaxes.com Launches Today

As the campaign season heats up, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility today announced the launch of BillWhiteForTaxes.com, an independent look at the campaign tactics of gubernatorial candidate Bill White.

Greg Abbott for Attorney General

The president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility today announced the endorsement of Greg Abbott for re-election as Texas’ Attorney General. “With the increasing pace of federal intrusions on the states, and the high cost to taxpayers, Texans are fortunate to have Greg Abbott as our attorney general,” said Michael Quinn Sullivan.

Rick Green for Supreme Court

In the April 13th run-off for the Texas Supreme Court, Place 3, the Empower Texans PAC is pleased to announce the endorsement of Rick Green.


Election Night Analysis

Check here all night for our updated analysis on the election returns. The polls close at 7 p.m. and reports won’t begin until 15 to 30 minutes later.

William Travis’ Letter

On Feb. 24, 1836, after 24 hours of cannon bombardment, William Travis penned a letter from inside the Alamo addressed to all Texans and Americans. In it he, pledged to "never surrender or retreat." The Alamo fell to Santa Anna’s forces on March 6, with Travis remaining true to his word. We re-print today his letter.

Ogden In SD 5

State Sen. Ogden’s re-election was endorsed today by the political action arm of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, the Empower Texans PAC.