“We are adults and can make our own decisions based on our own circumstances.”
Three incumbents back controversial traffic control devices during candidate forum.
Who citizens elect for city council will have a direct impact on their wallets.
Mayor Price’s claims of cutting property taxes conflicts with data from Tarrant Appraisal District.
Government contractors are working together to shovel more debt onto taxpayers.
Four of seven elected positions in Midland have drawn multiple candidates, while the remaining three are left unopposed.
The county voter registrar’s office says it’s responding to thousands of voter challenges filed by local citizens. But are they following the law?
Midland Commissioners have renewed the Horseshoe management contract over a year early and before the new county judge has a say.
Dallas City Council called a special election to fill the seat vacated by disgraced Dwain Caraway; candidates’ filing deadline is August 23.
Council member Chuck Branch reviewed the city’s proposed budget and tax rate at a forum hosted by McKinney Tea Party.
Why won’t the city release an important public document?
If taxpayers decide to support it, they should know a “yes” vote alone isn’t enough.
Known as the man arrested for clapping, Amarillo’s Kip Billups may be facing jail time for protesting the city’s homeless regulations.
Since July, public comment has been regulated, as per a motion by Councilwoman Beth Watson. The motion is known among the public as “Beth’s Rules.”
After proposing a tax increase at Tuesday’s board meeting, Ector County ISD trustees look at giving a TRE another try.
State Senator John Carona (R-Dallas) is quoted by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as saying that he'd rather "something wrong than do nothing." The sad thing is that in this case,Â the "wrong thing" he'd rather do is raise local taxes to pay for more wasteful mass transit spending, than "do nothing" which apparently includes making local governments squeeze more effiency out of their spending programs.
The Houston Chronicle's Janet Elliott noted in her blog this week the creation of TFR.
As we reported earlier on this blog, we have urged the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) to adopt growth in gross state product instead of total personal incomes as the index for measuring growth in the state's economy for purposes of calculating the constitutional spending limitation.Â Making this change would mean that Texas politicians could increase stateÂ spending by at least $3-$6 billion dollars less in the 2008-09 biennium than they could otherwise.
DallasBlog.com contributor (and editor of the Lone Star Report) Will Lutz noted the formation of TFR in a posting this morning. You can read his post here.
On the "Postcards from the Lege" section of the Statesman's website, reporter Mike Ward noted the formation of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. Check out his actual posting here.
New organization offers vision, leadership on tax relief, spending reforms
Advocacy efforts focused on promoting sound fiscal policy among lawmakers, taxpayers
AUSTIN, Texas â€“ Unveiled in Austin today is a new organization, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, developed to promote government accountability to taxpayers and citizens. The mission of TFR is to create and sustain a system of strong fiscal stewardship within all levels of state government that serves to empower all Texans.
Board chairman and Midland businessman Tim Dunn announced that the organization will be headed Michael Quinn Sullivan. Sullivan comes to TFR from the Texas Public Policy Foundation, where he served as vice president and director of media and government relations. TFR was originally founded in early 2006 as Empower Texans.