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2007’s Worst Mostly Gone

2007’s Worst Mostly Gone

Voters have been quietly busy separating the wheat from the chaff. Of the 31 Texas House Republicans making worse than a “C” on our 2007 Fiscal Responsibility Index, five years later nearly three-fourths have retired or been defeated—and nearly all have...
Who is the Real Trent McKnight?

Who is the Real Trent McKnight?

Trent McKnight claims he supports smaller government, but he’s on record calling for the state to throw more money into a broken public education system. He says he wants to lower taxes, but he refuses to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. He calls himself a “common...

Re-Setting Committee Chairs

At first blush, House Speaker Joe Straus’ new committee chairs indicate he heard the message voters sent in November — welcome news for taxpayers. Perhaps the biggest win is seeing liberal Rene Oliveira removed from the Ways & Means chairmanship, replaced by...