January 2007 [PAGE: 2]

Governor Perry declares emergency on tax relief

 AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued an emergency declaration on the issue of tax relief.  The president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Michael Quinn Sullivan, said lawmakers should view tax relief as their highest priority this...

Only in Austin…

Governor Perry had a great line reported in the state's media outlets:       "Only in Austin and Washington would returning $8 billion to citizens be considered spending."That's a great point. The state's spending cap was called the...
Conservative Leaders: Return the Surplus!

Conservative Leaders: Return the Surplus!

Leaders of seven conservative organizations today called on legislators to “return the certified surplus to Texas taxpayers.” Earlier this week the state’s new Comptroller, Susan Combs, certified for legislative use a $14.3 billion surplus. Signing...

TFR in the News!

TFR's president, Michael Quinn Sullivan, has been featured in numerous news stories this week regarding the state's budget surplus, including the Dallas Morning News and the Austin American Statesman. He has also been featured this week on the Jeff Bolton Show...

Return Surplus To The Taxpayer

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today officially certified the state’s surplus at $14.3 billion. The president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Michael Quinn Sullivan, offered the following statement: “The surplus is not found money, but rather the...

Remember the Taxpayer!

In responding to the official revenue estimate issued by Comptroller Susan Combs, Gov. Perry said, “This surplus should reinforce our commitment to the principles and policies that helped create it. State leaders must continue to be fiscally disciplined, we must...

Taxpayers vs. Spending Addicts in Abilene

The Abilene Reporter-News has a revealing piece today discussing how Abilene taxpayers support revenue and appraisal caps while local officials are frightened by the prospect.  The most eye-opening quote is:Taylor County Commissioner Chuck Statler likened the...

That big pile of money..

That big pile of money belongs to Texas’ taxpayers. That legislators aren’t falling all over themselves leading into the session to return it completely to the taxpayers is more than a little disappointing. By spending the surplus, they will be taxing us...