April in Texas is a great time of year. Baseball is back, warmer weather is in the air, bluebonnets are growing, and cities are pushing massive bond packages. Ok maybe that last one isn’t some thing all that great, but it typically happens this time of year. The...
This year’s elections will be defining for the county’s fiscal future.
From cities to school districts, voters across Harris County have approved millions in debt.
After two failed ballot initiatives in 2016 and May 2017, Midland voters have given the green light to a $100M bond to reconstruct a portion of 26 roads in the city.
This election cycle MUDs have racked up millions in debt with only a handful of voters involved.
Politicians violating their oaths of office and misusing public resources can be a particularly aggravating aspect of political involvement. If there’s one thing that Austin attorney John Goldstone despises, it’s publicly-funded government corruption. While an...
More and more taxing entities are issuing debt without voter approval, only securing Texas’s position as number two in local, per capita debt.
While you’re enjoying the holiday season, your governments are busy stocking up on debt.
Taxpayers must ask if the cost of new debt is worth the benefit. And more often than not, the right answer is “no.”
A recent report by George Mason University’s Mercatus Research Center had some expected – as well as some surprsing results in regards to state leadership and finances nationwide.