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Texas Exports Tax Hike to Nevada

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Texas Exports Tax Hike to Nevada

Although Texas leads the nation in energy production and a variety of key economic indicators, we’re exporting much more than goods and services. Other states are following our lead on destructive taxing policy to the economic detriment of their residents. Patrick...

Surplus of hindsight

Surplus of hindsight

State Legislators banking on a healthy state budget surplus to ease funding tensions next session are in for an unexpected comeuppance. A major state employee benefit system for retired teachers is in danger of imminent insolvency. A surprising twist to this problem...

A New Landscape for the 83rd Legislature

We still have to get through November, but we already know, we're looking at quite a different landscape in the Texas Legislature in 2013.  For one, the seniority shift means a lot of jockeying for the plumb offices inside the main Capitol.  Why be stuck in the back...

Gov. Perry Marches On

Much to the chagrin of the liberal pundits and bloggers in Austin, Gov. Rick Perry isn’t going away quietly. If his effort to promote the Texas Budget Compact and string of recent endorsements are any indication, Perry is gearing to be the leader in the fight for...