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Good Policy Promotes Prosperity

There is a direct connection between public policy and the opportunity for general prosperity. Where government suppresses entrepreneurship, stifles innovation and burdens the people with high taxes, prosperity dies. According to the president of the Dallas Federal...

Gaming the System

Recently, Texhoma ISD passed a bond to build homes in an effort to game the system for more tax dollars. The tiny community of Texhoma sits on the northernmost border with Oklahoma; 3/4 of the town's roughly 1,200 residents live on the Oklahoma side of the border....

Why Are We Still Subsidizing The Film Industry?

Despite cutting spending, not raising taxes, and preserving the Rainy Day Fund, there were many areas of the state’s new budget that should have been improved – or eliminated - like film industry subsidies that fail to live up to their promises. A new national study...

Too many laws, ignorant cops prove it.

“On his way home Tuesday from Jim Plain Elementary School in Leander, fourth-grader Marshall May, sitting in the passenger seat of the family minivan, was ticketed for not wearing his seat belt properly,” reported the Austin American-Statesman. The story continued...

Perry Right To Veto “Amazon Tax”

Earlier this week Texas Gov. Rick Perry vetoed tax legislation for the right reason: it simply hasn't been studied enough. House Bill 2403 would have allowed the state to start collecting sales taxes from online retailers selling their products in the Lone Star State....

Round Rock ISD Rehires Teachers

After initially telling some 240 teachers and staff members they would lose their job, Round Rock ISD is now hiring some of them back. Round Rock ISD superintendent Jesus Chavez testified in a Senate committee on Thursday saying the anticipated budget cuts to public...

Why Are School Supt. Searches Done in Secret?

Despite the power and influence a school district superintendent wields in Texas, voters and taxpayers are forbidden from knowing who is being interviewed for education's top job. This should change. The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas recently noted the...

Another life lost, will Dems keep supporting Sanctuary Cities?

Over the Memorial Day weekend 38-year-old Houston policeman, Kevin Will, was run over and killed while on duty manning a barricade. Fox Houston reports that police say the driver who killed Kevin Will “was drunk when he drove his car into a road block Sunday morning…”...

Another Chance For Budget Transparency

Legislators have another chance to bring common sense reform to the budget writing process. SB 1811, the fiscal matters bill that was a key piece of the budget, died at the hands of a Democrat filibuster on Sunday, including attached language that would make the...

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