Texas High School Attempts to Block Conservative Student Group
Young America’s Foundation threatens legal action following a principal’s unilateral decision to deny students a YAF chapter.
Texans for Vaccine Choice Calls for GOP Priority on Banning Vaccine Mandates
The organization stressed the need for more legislation protecting Texans from government overreach.
California Lawmaker Proposes Mandatory Drag Queen Shows for Children
Responding to Texas State Rep. Bryan Slaton’s plan to ban inappropriate displays in front of minors, California proves once again why conservatives are fleeing en masse.
What Happened to Texas GOP’s Priorities?
As Republican delegates prepare to name new priorities, many remain unfinished.
A Chance For Smokin’-Hot Pork
Anti-smoking groups are ready to start cashing bigger government paychecks. Already funded by taxpayers with dubious success, the various groups are salivating over reports that the state's new $1-per-pack cigarette tax hasn't reduced smoking -- because they want in...
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Texas Rolling in Cigarette Tax Money, Mounting Surplus Should Ignite Tax Relief
The Houston Chronicle reports that the state will collect $244 million more in cigarette tax revenues under the $1 per pack increase than predicted.Â While smoking is most assuredly a bad habit, more money for big government is also an addiction that must be broken....
According to Wikipedia, catfish "feed on algae, fish scales, mucus, carrion, insects" -- and now, thanks to the Texas Department of Agriculture, your tax dollars. Catfish farmers can get up to $80,000 in bail-out money from the TDA if they suffered "feed losses"...
A Billion Bucks And Not A Penny To Spend
Houston ISD managed to get 51% of the voters to impose $850 billion in debt upon themselves a month ago -- for the children, of course. But a lawsuit is stopping the district from the getting the cash, under allegations that not all the children are benefit from the...
Cities across the state are rushing to install red-light cameras as a way to make money, er, catch offenders. An investigation is underway in Richland Hills, suggesting the â€œyellowâ€ warning light has been shortened, so more people will get caught running the...
Planning for Waste and Inefficiency?
A report issued by the Texas Education Agency says the premier pre-Kindergarten program in Texas is a waste of money, has failed to accomplish its goals, and has too little oversight. So what is the TEA's response to the Dallas Morning News? The program has met the...
Jump in Sales Tax Collections Shows Need for Refund Mechanism
Texas sales tax receipts increase of 9.5 percent in November over last year highlights the need for a mechanism whereby sales, property or other taxes would automatically be cut as money floods in.Â Think of it - how many of the foreclosures engulfing Texas families...
So The Bad Teachers Stay Longer?
The Austin American Statesmanâ€™s editorial board is breathlessly writing that â€œSmarter teachers leave sooner.â€ Texas is facing a worsening shortage of qualified teachers in science, math and other highly-specialized fields. Could that be because we let crummy...