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Why Not Number One?

Why Not Number One?

Texans take pride in our state’s frequent “Best in America” characterization when it comes to job creation. It should come as a surprise then that we are not rated the number one tax climate for business. According to the 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index,...
Hungry for Taxpayer Handouts

Hungry for Taxpayer Handouts

A popular political bumper sticker reads, “If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention.” Citizens of the small, Central Texas town of Taylor now have a reason to do both: Taylor’s City Council has given away over $200,000 in tax money to build a pizza restaurant...
Perry Calls for Tax Cuts on Tax Day

Perry Calls for Tax Cuts on Tax Day

In honor of Tax Day, Gov. Rick Perry announced this afternoon his specific proposal for tax cuts—calling for permanent exemptions and lower rates for the state’s business tax. The Austin-American Statesman reports that Gov. Perry specifically called for expanding the...

Villalba: Tax Hiker in Training

Bill Keffer is the latest victim of a false attack mailer attempting to pin him as a supporter of higher taxes. That couldn’t be further from the truth. If anyone wants to raise taxes in this race it’s Jason Villalba, who supports expanding the state’s overbearing...