June 2007

TFR Releases Texas House Scorecard, Names ‘Taxpayer Heroes’

AUSTIN, Texas — Texans for Fiscal Responsibility today released its scorecard of the Texas House. The TFR analysis of votes demonstrates that far too many lawmakers failed to work in the interest of Texas taxpayers by working against commonsense protections and...

Texas Hotel Taxes Enough to Make You Lose Sleep

Found this revealing tidbit on the Austin American-Statesman's entertainment pages:  Those hotel occupancy taxes in Texas’ big cities are so high they’ll give you a nosebleed. Example: My $279 stay at the lovely Granduca Hotel in Houston a few days ago...

TFR Praises Perry For Using Line-Item Veto Pen

The president pf Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Michael Quinn Sullivan, praised Texas Governor Rick Perry for striking more than a half-billion dollars in spending from the legislature’s budget. “We applaud Governor Perry for courageously standing up...
Governor Signs Pro-Taxpayer Legislation Into Law

Governor Signs Pro-Taxpayer Legislation Into Law

In signing two pieces of legislation today, Texas Governor Rick Perry and the Legislature delivered on two elements of the sound fiscal agenda promoted by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility and supported by thousands of voters and taxpayers. The governor today announced...

Legislature Bombs In Fiscal Rating

Just how did the legislative session go? We’ll be releasing a full legislative score card soon, but overall, this legislative session was a bust. The cumulative score of all members of the Texas House and Texas Senate, on fiscal issues, was an abysmal 52%. Meaning?...