Posts for GerryH

Small business big

Just received the new “Fiscal Notes” from the Texas Comptroller, which is this month highlighting the growth of small business in Texas. The number of self-employed Texans rose 2 percent last year, while self-employed Americans overall dropped 2 percent.

By |October 22, 2009
What Part of 'Illegal'...

Why is it even a question as to whether or not illegal aliens (or undocumented immigrants or whatever we’re supposed to call them) should get in-state tuition? They aren’t in the state legally, so why should taxpayers subsidize tuition? And federal law says the states cannot provide illegals with in-state tuition.

By |July 27, 2009
Kay v Rick

Talk about gaining the big mo. We see the new University of Texas poll shows Governor Rick Perry leading Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison by 12 points. Just a few months ago, Hutchison had a poll bragging about her double-digit lead.

By |July 9, 2009
Taxes And Fees In Transportation

We knew it was coming. The John Carona tax beast, SB855, is now getting heard in the Texas House, thanks to Rep. Vicki Truitt. That’ll happen tomorrow. Every conservative taxpayer group has taken a stand against these bills.

By |April 20, 2009
Opposing A New Law School

While not to be confused with a conservative position, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram very sensible is very sensibly opposing the creation of yet another law school in Texas. Let’s face it: There isn’t a shortage of ambulance chasers.

The Star-Telegram piece notes says the effort is “not essential.”

By |April 3, 2009
Big, Small Business

According to State Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston, there are 2.9 million registered businesses in Texas. Of those, 2.3 million have revenues between $25k-$100K.

By |March 1, 2009
Bulked Up

A high school athlete steroid testing program cost taxpayers $6 million, but found the purported problem wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.

By |February 16, 2009
Can He Be My Rep?

I just got an e-mail from State Representative Ken Paxton, something he apparently sends to his constituents, in which he writes about the need for a strong spending limit in Texas. I wish my legislators knew was spending limits were… Can Paxton by my State Representative in absentia?

By |January 31, 2009