State senators decided on Wednesday that rather than control waste, end diversions and promote transparency, they’d just let taxes and fees rise. That’s the only message the Senate’s vote on John Carona’s disasterous SB 855 can send.

Fortunately, there were eight senators willing to stand up for commonsense and fiscal responsibility:
Troy Fraser of Horseshoe Bay
Glenn Hegar of Katy
Joan Huffman of Houston
Mike Jackson of Galveston
Jane Nelson of Denton
Steve Ogden of Bryan
Dan Patrick of Houston
Letica Van de Putte of San Antonio

Now the fight on this legislation moves to the Texas House.

A good summary of what’s wrong with the legislation can be found at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

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.