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...

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...

E-Reading The Fights

In the case of legislation pending before Gov. Rick Perry, too many friends seem to be fighting a proxy battle on the wrong turf. At issue is whether local schools should be allowed to use dollars allocated for textbooks to purchase electronic texts. Not required,...

Texas Monthly’s Liberal Best

The Texas Monthly Best & Worst lists are little more than a front for a left-wing ideological agendas. Remember who chooses the Best and Worst: liberal reporters anchored by editor Paul Burka. One of his lead writers, Patricia Kilday Hart, even wrote that the...

They’re Coming Back

Hide your wallet, change the locks on the doors and make sure you know where your kids are; the Legislature will be meeting in a special session this summer. What’s so special about it? Looks like just another opportunity for mischief. Because of the Democratic...

Exhaust Options Before Raising Taxes

Arguing that the Metroplex and other high volume traffic areas do not need answers, and quickly, to major transportation quandaries is an untenable position. Equally untenable is simply hiking taxes and fees on families to fund the same bureaucracies already wasting...