It appears that the members of the Legislature have heard will of the overwhelming number of Texans who understand that now is not the time to impose new taxes and fees on Texas’ economy. Texans clearly want the Legislature to address Texas’ transportation woes by ending diversions and better prioritization.

While the effort to impose new taxes isn’t dead, it has clearly been dealt a strong blow.

We look forward to working with lawmakers during the interim who are committed to solving congestion and transportation issues in the most fiscally responsible manner.

TFR delivered more than 800 letters from Texas voters into legislative offices on Friday, all clearly urging “no new gas taxes.” That adds to the thousands we have delivered during the Session. We also were responsible for thousands of calls into targeted legislative districts, ensuring that voters were informed about the actions of their lawmakers.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, and a dog. Check out his podcast, Reflections on Life and Liberty.