August 2011

Partial Property Protections

Partial Property Protections

Legislators passed an omnibus senate bill this session, designed to strengthen protections for private property. As the campaign season heats up, incumbent legislators will inevitably trumpet the bill as proof of having your best interests at heart, despite many...
Unfunded pension system a ticking time bomb

Unfunded pension system a ticking time bomb

There was once a battle in the far away land of Wisconsin, where noble crusaders clashed bitterly with the clinging, desperate remnants of unions over a collapsed and unsustainable public pension system. The crusaders won, though the peace was fraught with tension and...
Standing Up To Subsidies

Standing Up To Subsidies

Conservatives tired of seeing their tax dollars used for subsidizing industries like “green energy” should be thoroughly disappointed with knowing just how many of their legislators supported such programs this session. Ever heard of the Texas Emissions Reduction...
UT Takes First Step In Reform

UT Takes First Step In Reform

Responding to calls for reform in higher education, the chancellor of the University of Texas today unveiled a plan that takes a good first step at improving affordability and transparency. Of course, more is needed to make sure taxpayers, parents and students get the...

Colluding Against Consumers

In a matter of months, Austin will join Brownsville among the cities making it harder, more expensive, and potentially more harmful, to get groceries. Retailers, environmental activists and city officials are designing the details of a shopping-bag ban. The consumers...