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Prioritizing Government Over Family

Prioritizing Government Over Family

With a legislative session around the corner, the Texas Department of Family Protective Services is under the microscope with good reason. While lawmakers and advocates are looking for ways to improve an agency that is failing Texas children and taxpayers alike, the...
TXDOT’s Urban Rail Ruse

TXDOT’s Urban Rail Ruse

With transportation taking center stage as the crisis du jour for the state, the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) is seeking to maximize its legislative payout by feigning poverty. Yet somehow, despite not having enough cash to build roads, TXDOT does have...
Special Nonsense

Special Nonsense

Columns in the Fort Worth Star Telegram and Austin American Statesman are today demanding a special legislative session be convened on school finance. Their contention is “politics” has hurt public-ed spending. But a special session in an election year?...
F1: F Is For Failure

F1: F Is For Failure

Buried at the bottom of today’s sports page is another story indicating the state and local taxpayer-subsidized F1 race in Austin is getting further off track. Comptroller Susan Combs should take the opportunity to untangle taxpayers from this lemon of a deal....
Bad Day For Taxers

Bad Day For Taxers

You know the burden of big government taxpayers must carry is heavy when the reliably liberal Austin American Statesman questions the need for it. But that’s precisely what the editorial board did in today’s edition of the paper. The title the editorial...