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GOP Backs Strong Constitutional Spending Limit

GOP Backs Strong Constitutional Spending Limit

Delegates to the Texas Republican Party Convention renewed their party’s commitment to limiting the growth of Texas government. Texas currently has a constitutional spending limit that limits spending growth to the growth in the state’s economy. While no exact...
Obstructing Real Reforms

Obstructing Real Reforms

There are many measures by which this legislative session will be judged, but no measure is more important than their success in reforming the very operating systems of government in Texas. As the great Sam Houston put it, “A leader is someone who helps improve the...
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Thanks to big-spending legislators’ creative accounting and over-eagerness to spend your money, the 83rd legislature increased appropriations 26% over the previous legislature. Even though this represents a major increase, it would shock many taxpayers to know that...
Conservative Think Tank Charts a New Way Forward for Tax and Expenditure Limits

Spending Cap Sophistry

With the 84th session of the Texas Legislature still over a month away, big-spending politicians are already scheming on how to massively expand the next state budget, all while claiming fiscal discipline. The main obstacle to the grow-government crowd is our...