September 2007

Your Money Headin’ Down The Road

Remember the Texas Department of Transportation plan to use $9 million of your money to convince you to quit worrying and love the TransTexas Corridor? Well, it's still going on, but now one of the Texas Taxpayer Heroes is stepping up to ask the Legislature to...

Taxpayers Funding Anti-Taxpayer Lobbyists

Taxpayers had a good day in court this week, but it doesn't make up for the untold millions of dollars government entities have used in our money to lobby against the interests of the people paying for big government. Some time ago my friend Peggy Venable at...

A Hero And A Gentleman

Not only is he one of the best members of the Texas Legislature on fiscal issues, but State Rep. Jim Jackson (R-Carrollton) is a gentleman in the finest sense of the word. I had the honor of presenting him the "Texas Taxpayer Hero" Award at an event in...

Lawmakers Caught With Hands in Trauma Cookie Jar

Remember how the sporting goods tax has been diverted from state parks and the soon-to-be-abolished telephone infrastructure tax was funneled into general revenues after its purpose of connecting rural schools andl libraries had long been achieved. The San Antonio...

One Spendoholic Goes Honest

Not much of a surprise, everyone's been whispering about it for weeks, but it was announced last night that State Rep. Kirk England of Grand Prairie is swapping the "R" for a "D." Given that he only rated a 47% on fiscal issues, first-termer...

Checking The Receipt For State Government

You can watch the TFR Spendometer to see how fast state government is spending your money, but a great feature at Comptroller Susan Combs' official website lets you see where the money goes. Thanks to legislation championed by the friends of TFR, Comptroller Combs...
State Rep. Hill’s Retirement Good For Taxpayers

State Rep. Hill’s Retirement Good For Taxpayers

The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Fred Hill (R-Richardson) isn’t seeking re-election. This is welcome news for Texas taxpayers, according to the president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. Michael Quinn Sullivan said today that Fred Hill was the chief...