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House Set to Allow Higher Property Taxes

House Set to Allow Higher Property Taxes

The Texas House today is set to vote on a bill that would allow tax-hiking schools districts to escape future accountability from voters. Predictably, the entire public education lobby has lined up to support the measure. Currently, voter-approval is required for any...
Keller Bureaucrat Pushes for Higher Taxes, Debt

Keller Bureaucrat Pushes for Higher Taxes, Debt

In order to help pass his school bond package last fall, Keller ISD Superintendent Dr. Randy Reid publicly promised constituents he would not personally lobby legislators to break existing property tax limits. On Tuesday, Reid broke that promise. Critics of Texas’...
Local Governments Have A Spending Problem

Local Governments Have A Spending Problem

Despite the narrative advanced by many politicians, Texas’ local governments have an enormous spending problem. In total, over the last twenty years, local spending growth has increased nearly twice as fast as the combined rate of population growth and inflation.  The...
Local Control or Local Tyranny?

Local Control or Local Tyranny?

With the legislative session in full swing, Texans will soon face a barrage of political propaganda disguised with “conservative-sounding” messaging designed to sell them on anti-taxpayer policies. One of the most prominent will be the effort by state and local...