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Help The Good Guys

Hard to believe, but true, we do have a strong number of fiscally conservative lawmakers in the Texas Legislature. While outnumbered, they fight the fight for our values and principles regardless of political pressure. But doing the right thing comes at a cost. One of...

Red-Lighting Hypocrisy

Confronted with not getting 100% of the money, the city of Nederland (near Beaumont) is backing out of their red-light camera contract. Seems now that they aren’t getting all the cash (see an earlier post), the city fathers just don’t see the “public safety”...

Red-Light Funds

Proceeds from all those new red-light cameras are flowing into the state coffers – but the money isn’t being spent like people were told it would be. Oh, the shock and surprise. It’s funny how the promise of free cash makes otherwise rational adults weak-kneed,...

Keffer’s Return

Texas taxpayers are getting an early Christmas present. Bill Keffer is running in House District 107. If his name is familiar, it’s because he was the stand-out conservative in the Texas Legislature fighting against new business taxes, and working on behalf of...

Gross Tax

If anything demonstrates the folly of placing tax-cut rhetoric over the reality of spending restraint, it's the creation of the state's Gross Margins Tax by Republicans last year. This monstrous violation of economic principle (and common sense) is the direct result...

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Tax Equity

More than two dozen members of the Texas Legislature are calling on Congress to maintain the sales tax deduction for Texans on our federal income taxes. Unless Congress acts, we'll again lose this important protection. For many years, only people living in states...

Examining Agency Advocacy

State Sen. Dan Patrick and State Rep. Ken Paxton are wanting a formal review of the use of taxpayer money by the Texas Department of Transportation and other agencies on advertising. According to the Houston Chronicle, "the tally for advertising, publications and...

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