Ross Kecseg Articles

Liberals, Lobbyists, Losers, and Lame Ducks For Ratliff

Liberals, Lobbyists, Losers, and Lame Ducks For Ratliff

In his campaign against taxpayer champion Matt Rinaldi, Bennett Ratliff is touting a small group of "conservative" legislative endorsements. But the group is composed of liberals, lobbyists, losers, and lame ducks. Of the thirteen legislative endorsements touted by...

Republicans Join Obama in Push for TexRail

Republicans Join Obama in Push for TexRail

President Obama’s 2017 budget asks Congress to spend $20 billion on mass-transit rail projects nationwide—$125 million of which is slated for Tarrant County’s controversial TexRail project. Despite its proven wasteful status and increased opposition from local...

When Big Government Isn’t Quite Big Enough

When Big Government Isn’t Quite Big Enough

At Wednesday’s hearing on property tax reform, the president of the Texas Municipal League (TML) strongly opposed any legislation aimed at limiting the tax-hiking power of cities. When State Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano) asked how much government is too much, TML's...

Tarrant County Hospital Board Stalls on Transparency

Tarrant County Hospital Board Stalls on Transparency

The recording and publishing of public meetings is a best practice that’s been broadly adopted by many governments in Texas. But despite discussions surrounding a $1 billion debt plan still looming, the appointed board charged with oversight of Tarrant County’s...

Villalba Fails to Block Primary Opponent

Villalba Fails to Block Primary Opponent

Despite taunting his Dallas-area constituents to “bring him an opponent” during a disastrous debate performance last year, State Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) recently tried to have his opponent yanked from the ballot. Dallas attorney Dan Morenoff, who filed against...

Colleyville Officials Poised to Defy Citizens Over High-Density

Colleyville Officials Poised to Defy Citizens Over High-Density

Colleyville officials continue to face a barrage of citizen-backlash after their attempt to ram through a high-density development plan was exposed. On Tuesday night, the council will decide whether or not to side with their own citizens. The “higher-density” issue...

Abbott Appoints “Reformer” as Education Commissioner

Abbott Appoints “Reformer” as Education Commissioner

Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday appointed Dallas Independent School District Trustee Mike Morath to be the next Education Commissioner of Texas. Referring to Morath as a “proven educational reformer,” Abbott applauded the progress DISD has made in large part to Morath’s...

Dallas Leads Texas Cities in “Hidden” Debt

Dallas Leads Texas Cities in “Hidden” Debt

The City of Dallas has been exposed for keeping billions in “hidden” debt from its financial statements. According to a recent report, Dallas currently has the third highest taxpayer burden in the nation, driven primarily by unfunded pension obligations that are held...