June 2009

Truitt’s Bad Option Still Dead

Truitt’s Bad Option Still Dead

Falling on her sword, Vicki Truitt is calling it quits…for the time being. At the conclusion of the Legislative session three weeks ago State Rep. Vicki Truitt left Austin vowing to come back pushing for higher taxes in the form of increased gas taxes and vehicle...

Capping Texas’ Growth

Congress is set to vote on "Cap and Trade" legislation that many Texas officials are rightly speaking out against. It will cap Texas’ growth and trade away our prosperity. Comptroller Susan Combs is asking that the U.S. House take a closer look at the...

Comments On Perry Budget Action, Veto of HB 130

The president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility said Gov. Rick Perry correctly wielded his pen this legislative session on the state budget. The governor used his line-item veto authority to cut $288.9 million from the budget, of which $97.2 million came from...

What A Difference An Election Makes

Popular wit has us believe there usually isn’t much difference between candidates. It’s sometimes true, but not too often. That became apparent this week as we took at look at the voting records of freshmen legislators compared to the lawmakers they...