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Over 90 Percent of Texas Republicans Back Tax & Spending Limits

Some 92 percent of Texas GOP primary voters cast their ballots in favor of Proposition 3, which says state and local governments should be required to limit annual budget increases to the sum of the population growth and inflation rate. Also, the Republican Party of...

Brown Overcomes Gent

Taxpayer champion Betty Brown defeated liberal trial lawyer Wade Gent this evening. She had been a top target of the liberals, but her grace and convictions gave her the edge. Her victory demonstrates that strong principles overcome liberal opportunists.

King Beats Tison

Taxpayer champion Phil King soundly defeated tax-raising, fee-hiking, government-growing Joe Tison this evening. Tison and his liberal buddies had made King a target. Too bad Tison had such a rotten record, and King's record has been exemplary. Once again Phil King...

On My Honor…

Few achievements in my life have been as meaningful, or as impactful, as becoming an "Eagle" in the Boy Scouts. I remember the lessons of my earliest days in scouting more vividly than any college lecture. Never can I hear the words, "On my honor..." without adding...

The Reality of Hope

The Reality of Hope Today Michael and I were in West Texas meeting and eating with a great bunch of El Pasoans. It was an honor and pleasure to make their acquaintances. As I greeted our guests I felt as though some could be categorized as curious, others hesitant,...

Reform Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive

When politicians talk about "reform" in criminal justice, you have to clutch your wallet tightly, because all too often they are looking to spend a lot more of your money -- and make you feel guilty for asking a question. But last Session the House Corrections...

Who Do You Trust?

Not government. A nationwide survey of 1,652 adults by the Association of Government Accountants. People reported being displeased with the openness and honesty of their state and local governments. Texas lawmakers passed landmark legislation putting all state...

PAC Attracts Grassroots Support

With less than a week remaining in the 2008 primary campaign season, the political action committee associated with Texans for Fiscal Responsibility has raised more than $325,000. The organization works with activists from across the state on tax and spending issues....

Texas’ Supersized Superintendent Salaries Exposed

KEYE-TV has a revealing story tonight on excessive salaries paid to Texas superintendents, some of which are over $300,000. While the Texas Education Agency posts superintendents' base salary, one must look at the contracts to see the total compensation, which as the...