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JoAnn Fleming: Time to Get Involved

JoAnn Fleming: Time to Get Involved

The “purple session” and property tax reform is the signal that it’s time for the grassroots to get involved with their local governments.

Debt Wins Big on Local Ballots

Debt Wins Big on Local Ballots

Metroplex residents voted themselves higher property tax bills by approving most city and school district debt propositions on their May 4 ballots.

Dallas Proposition Advances Transparency

Dallas Proposition Advances Transparency

The City of Dallas has advanced nine charter amendments on November’s ballot. The first would require that taxpayers see the total cost of future debt propositions on the ballot, a key transparency reform advocated for by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility and a...

Local Debt Requires Local Action

Local Debt Requires Local Action

Reforms to the debt-issuing process are needed to make it more fair and transparent. Several schools we’ve approached are working to adopt them, but others won’t if Texans fail to ask!