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Texans Need Occupational Licensing Reform

Texans Need Occupational Licensing Reform

It’s hardly controversial to believe that competition is healthy for the market and society. Competition in the free market keeps firms efficient while keeping prices competitive and, in the long run, competition creates mutual benefit for both producers and...
City of Waco Demands Scooter Removal

City of Waco Demands Scooter Removal

The city of Waco is demanding scooter-share company Bird Rides remove their scooters from the city. These demands come after Assistant City Manager Bradley Ford supposedly saw some of the company’s scooters on Franklin Avenue last Friday morning, and acted shortly...
House Rejects Return to Property Rights

House Rejects Return to Property Rights

Imagine Bill. Bill has a home on the outskirts of Austin proper. He would like to cut down a tree that’s grown over the 40 years he’s lived in his house because it’s damaging the foundation, creating cracks in the walls, causing leaks, and sinking the value of his...
Uber Threatens To Leave Houston

Uber Threatens To Leave Houston

In a letter today to Houston City Council, Uber addressed their concerns over the ridesharing regulations implemented in 2014 by the city. The service is threatening to pull out of Houston if changes aren’t made saying, “If the city refuses to act, we will have to...
Local Officials Oppose Ridesharing Innovation

Local Officials Oppose Ridesharing Innovation

Texas prides itself on its vibrant economy and pro-business climate, but often-overlooked local regulations are stifling innovative new businesses wildly popular among millions of Texans who benefit from increased job opportunities and travel services. Last month Uber...
Nanny State Bag Fee, Now In Big D

Nanny State Bag Fee, Now In Big D

­­Dallas is commonly referred to as a transplant city, with many Americans from across the country relocating here for promising career opportunities.  Now it appears that nanny-state regulations, and not merely people, are also finding solid footing in the metroplex....
Texans Need Occupational Licensing Reform

Who’s Really Being Protected?

While some licensing and occupational laws do serve a legitimate public interest, too many instead are used to protect special interests with bigger government and barriers from competition. Several bills filed this session will do just that if conservatives don’t...
EPA: All Hat, No Cattle

EPA: All Hat, No Cattle

It’s déjà vu all over again. For the second time, the entire Texas Congressional Delegation, with the exception of one member, wrote a letter last week urging the EPA to reevaluate and delay implementation of the Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR). The new letter...