May 2009

New Taxes & Fees? Almost Dead

It appears that the members of the Legislature have heard will of the overwhelming number of Texans who understand that now is not the time to impose new taxes and fees on Texas’ economy. Texans clearly want the Legislature to address Texas’ transportation...

Lobby Pay Day

What does it cost to get legislators to betray their taxpayers and hike taxes in an economic downturn? Just ask the lobbyists at HillCo, who seem to have made about $17,800 per legislator voting against Texans. According to Ethics filings, HillCo is getting something...

Texas Monthly’s Best As Texas’ Worst?

Most conservatives have in recent years come to suspect that Texas Monthly’s “Ten Best” legislators list is little more than a compilation of the biggest shills for big government. Now comes proof. In a May 26 posting on the “BurkaBlog,” Texas Monthly writer Patricia...