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Activists Express Concerns Over Bingham in DCGOP Race

Activists Express Concerns Over Bingham in DCGOP Race

In the wake of the unexpected vacancy in the chairmanship of the Dallas County Republican Party, two candidates have emerged to compete for the position. The fight pits a conservative businessman against a moderate establishmentarian. One is known for supporting...

Liberals, Lobbyists, Losers, and Lame Ducks For Ratliff

Liberals, Lobbyists, Losers, and Lame Ducks For Ratliff

In his campaign against taxpayer champion Matt Rinaldi, Bennett Ratliff is touting a small group of "conservative" legislative endorsements. But the group is composed of liberals, lobbyists, losers, and lame ducks. Of the thirteen legislative endorsements touted by...

Bad Giving To Worse?

Bad Giving To Worse?

Disgraced former lawmakers are giving big to the primary opponent of the state’s top conservative.

More of What We Already Know

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More of What We Already Know

Last week, Dr. Mark Jones of Rice University unveiled his spread of the Texas Senate from left to right. As with the House, the study once again validates the accuracy of the Fiscal Responsibility Index. This session, the Texas Senate served as the conservative anchor...

Freshmen Lawmakers Deliver Results

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Freshmen Lawmakers Deliver Results

With the release of the 2015 Fiscal Responsibility Index the record is clear—the Texas Senate has radically improved when compared to the previous session. As this publication anticipated, much of that can be explained by the fresh leadership of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick....

Huffines Stares Down Franchise Tax

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Huffines Stares Down Franchise Tax

It’s a sad fact that many lawmakers tell voters one thing, but do another once they’re elected. Unfortunately for Texans, the problem isn’t restricted to politicians in Washington, D.C.—the disease that replaces conviction with complicity is just as contagious in...

Big-Tax Kevin

Big-Tax Kevin

With Texans dissatisfied with the high level of property and business taxation, the governor and a bipartisan super-majority in the Senate are pushing for nearly $5 billion in tax relief, leaving it to the Senate's big-government Republican, Kevin Eltife of Tyler, to...

Roads Not Rail

Roads Not Rail

Passenger rail is costly, energy inefficient, ineffective at easing traffic congestion, inflexible and fiscally impractical. Even on lines with high-ridership, it’s a money-losing proposition. Several independent studies released by Harvard, the CATO Institute, Reason...

When Leading Isn’t Popular

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When Leading Isn’t Popular

A troubling trend of corruption by political leadership charged with government oversight is making it abundantly clear that their political self-interest will be jealously guarded at the expense of liberty … and by any means necessary.