Serious Incident Reports bolster retired federal serviceman’s charges against state military.
“I know that conservative Jon Francis will stand up to the swamp in Austin and fight for our values.”
“We need to send conservative warriors to defeat Nancy Pelosi’s agenda and show some of our Republicans what a backbone is.”
On Tuesday, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said state sales tax revenue totaled $2.67 billion in June, 6.5 percent less than in June 2019.
Republican delegates at the state convention in Houston will decide whether to retain James Dickey or elect Allen West to chair the party.
While the Senate passed the bill on April 9, the bill has been languishing in the Texas House ever since.
Shortly after Formula One missed an important deadline, the chairman of The Circuit of the Americas began donating to several elected officeholders.
As priority legislation continues to navigate the legislative process, these are the dates to keep in mind.
One of the 86th’s biggest behind-the-scenes battles has come to a close, and your privacy rights in relation to drones are safe for now.
As deadlines for passing legislation approach, Texas lawmakers take up election integrity bills in public hearings this week.
House Bill 297 would also set a sunset date for the school property tax on Jan. 1, 2022 … unless a majority of lawmakers say otherwise in 2021.
After costing his district committee representation, is Kel Seliger’s record further isolating his West Texas constituency?
Before being placed on the November ballot for voter approval, the bill will need two-thirds support in the Texas Senate.
Lawmakers pass a bill extending property rights protection to all Texans.
Hancock’s PreNDA bill closes a loophole and outlaws remaining late-term abortions in Texas.
The Drudge Report is today noting that the U.S. Comptroller, David Walker, will tell 60 Minutes on Sunday that Medicare is on a course toÂ bankrupt the United States. HeÂ says that the president's prescription drug plan, "is probably the most fiscally irresponsible piece of legislation since the 1960s." Way to go, President Bush. Oh, and all the Republican lackeys who went along with it. Great job, fellas!
A recent study by the Goldwater Institute has demonstrated that low-tax and low-spending states are more successful at reducing poverty than their high-tax, high-spending counterparts. As President Reagan noted, a rising tide lifts all boats.
February 19, 2007
Dear Members of the Texas House:
For the sake of taxpayers, you and your colleagues should vote to bust the stateâ€™s spending cap. It is the opinion of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility that this is the only way Texans can be assured of receiving meaningful property tax relief.
We make the important distinction that tax relief should begin before reaching the cap, and then extend beyond the cap.
The Athens Review (Texas not Greece) reported today that Senator Robert Nichols, a Republican freshman representing Northeast Texas, has filed two bills to benefit homeowners.Â First, SB575 would cap appraisal increases at 5 percent for homeowners, though it would not apply to rented property.Â Second, SB576 would prohibit governments from confiscating private property in order to create parks and hike and bike trails. Â
Texas Senators today voted to bust the current spending cap so as to provide more property tax relief with the surplus than they might have otherwise. Before their vote, Michael Quinn Sullivan sent the following letter.
Corpus Christi's KRIS television reported this week that the Nueces County Hospital District is asking the Legislature to pass a bill that will allow them to recover money on behalf of taxpayers when those who receive "indigent" care later receive an insurance settlement windfall for that same care. The District estimates that it loses about a half million dollars every year as a result of this phenomenon.
AUSTIN, Texas â€“ In his State of the State Address, Texas Governor Rick Perry today proposed a strong new constitutional protection for the stateâ€™s taxpayers. The measure would limit the growth in state spending to a rolling, three-year average of inflation and population growth.
The president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Michael Quinn Sullivan, praised the proposal.
â€œGov. Perry is putting the needs of working Texas taxpayers ahead of bureaucracy. By restricting the growth in government to maintaining the costs of current services, the legislature will be forced to live within the taxpayersâ€™ means,â€ said Sullivan.
Extreme Property Taxes Cause Texas to Lead Nation in Home Foreclosures – Breaking the Backs and Dreams of Ordinary Texans
In case anyone thought the revolt against skyrocketing property taxes is just coming from mostly white middle class suburbs, the Brownsville Herald carries a powerful staff editorial today denouncing the recent seizure of 250 local homes and businesses because owners could not afford to pay their property taxes. The article notes that, in addition to the city and county, taxpayers are on the hook for two school districts and a navigation district, among other taxing authorities.
Not including the new margin tax surcharge from Sprint, Texans already paid 18 percent of their telephone bill in government taxes and fees. That's outrageous. Why shouldn't the same sales tax apply to telephone bills as to every other purchase?