The last state representative to win a statewide office straight from the Texas House was Rick Perry in 1990.
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Former Texas Comptroller tapped by president to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Interior.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has charged the Inter-Governmental Relations Committee, chaired by State Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville), with examining and improving upon the accountability, transparency, and effectiveness of our state’s cities and counties.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation recently highlighted Frisco ISD’s bond proposal, set to appear on May’s local ballot. The brief paper is appropriately titled, “A Profile in Runaway Debt: Frisco ISD's $775 Million Bond Proposal”. Not only did their analysis...
Last fall, Texans were faced with billions of local debt propositions on their November 5th ballot. In total, more than $7 billion of additional debt was requested from voters across the state, including Prop 6 which would remove $2 billion from the State’s Emergency...
We recently criticized the state for creating a hopelessly complex information maze that keeps unsuspecting Texans in the dark, and enables local officials to further fuel their borrowing addiction. The State Comptroller’s office, headed by transparency champion Susan...
Interest expense is a huge cost that won’t be included on the ballot, nor in town halls conducted by district staff that will be living off taxpayer provided pensions by the time voters realize what hit them.
The low turnout is discouraging, but it is also an opportunity to start making things right.
Tell your legislators to support commonsense reforms to increase transparency and promote good governance!
“People need to know what their government is doing and how it spends their money,” says Comptroller Susan Combs.