November 2008

Tangible Results

Public policy efforts have real and lasting results, for well or for ill. For years Texans suffered under a hideous tort environment that enriched trial lawyers (who now use those profits to fully underwrite the liberal political movement in Texas and own the...

5% Solution

On a Saturday in November, less than 5 percent of the registered voters in the Humble school district foisted a massive tax hike on everyone else. The system of letting such important matters be decided on non-standard election dates – and by so few people – has got...

No Pizza For You

Talk about misplaced priorities… Alvin ISD is getting fined $1,800 because one kid shared some pizza. It seems the sharing of non-approved pizza is a big bureaucratic no-no, and was witnessed by a Texas Department of Agriculture monitor. Since 2004, schools have...

Legislature Needs Strong Fiscal Leadership

With the national economic outlook continuing to look dim, Texans must insist that the Legislature focus on policies that ensure the state’s fiscal soundness. Whoever leads the Texas House must be committed to spending restraint, low taxes, property tax reform...