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Taxpayers Funding Anti-Taxpayer Lobbyists

Taxpayers had a good day in court this week, but it doesn't make up for the untold millions of dollars government entities have used in our money to lobby against the interests of the people paying for big government.

Lawmakers Caught With Hands in Trauma Cookie Jar

Remember how the sporting goods tax has been diverted from state parks and the soon-to-be-abolished telephone infrastructure tax was funneled into general revenues after its purpose of connecting rural schools andl libraries had long been achieved.

Politician Promises

What does a political promise go for? What real value should we place on the promises of elected officials?

Unsettled Records For Taxpayers

Texas' pols can often be found busily rewriting history in advance of their ongoing campaigns; nothing new there, but, still, taxpayers should expect better. Having been confronted with the legislature's well-known inaction on the $14.3 billion surplus, some politicians are realizing that their decision to keep-it-not-return-it has taxpayers, well, disgruntled.

That lawmakers continued to devote the revenues of the business tax to the promised property tax rate reduction shouldn't be all that brag-worthy; shouldn't we expect them to follow through on their promises?

And How Much For The Photocopier?

 David CrockettLegislators failed to return the $14.3 billion surplus, giving Texans some much-needed property tax relief. But, as a consolation, now comes word that your state government is spending your money to buy a letter many experts say is a fake.