January 2012

Lame-Duck Lunacy

Lame-Duck Lunacy

A retiring member of the Texas Senate wants the governor to call a lame-duck session of the Legislature for the purpose of imposing a statewide property tax. Frankly, one simply cannot pack more wrong-thinking into a single proposal. Sen. Steve Ogden State Sen. Steve...
Patrick Fallon Endorsed By TFR

Patrick Fallon Endorsed By TFR

Patrick Fallon was today endorsed by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility in his 2012 bid for the newly created Texas House seat in Denton County. “Patrick Fallon has proven himself to be a steadfast conservative leader whose practical experience on the Frisco City...
TFR Endorses Scott Turner In New House District

TFR Endorses Scott Turner In New House District

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility today endorsed Scott Turner in his 2012 campaign for the new Texas House seat based in Collin and Rockwall County, a district created from areas currently represented by State Rep. Ken Paxton and State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg. “Scott...
Choosing A Grand Experience

Choosing A Grand Experience

One school district in Texas is giving more power to parents and teachers, emphasizing student needs and classroom education at a time when  others are focusing on soccer fields and scoreboards. The Grand Prairie school district is turning itself into a model of...

There’s No App For That

Even at a time when a record number of school districts are challenging Texas’ school finance system, school districts are still finding ways to waste taxpayer money. New Braunfels ISD’s push to spend tax dollars on new iPads for students is just the latest example....
TFR Endorses Leach For HD67

TFR Endorses Leach For HD67

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility today endorsed Jeff Leach of Plano in his 2012 campaign for the Texas House, District 67. “Jeff Leach is a strong, principled conservative who will bring much-needed energy to the Texas House,” said the president of Texans for...

West Coast Waste

It was evident from the mass transit projects and plastic bag ban that the Austin City Council wants to make Austin look (and spend) like a West Coast utopia. Now they want to go one step further, imitating the City of Portland by paying city employees to take...
Perry’s Still Leading Texas

Perry’s Still Leading Texas

With Rick Perry bowing out of the presidential race this week, his detractors and the liberal pundits have predictably started writing his political obituary. That’s mostly wishful thinking on their part. After all, Rick Perry has the opportunity to use the...
SCOTUS Tosses Out Activist Maps

SCOTUS Tosses Out Activist Maps

In a well-deserved defeat for liberals trying to steal Texas’ elections, the US Supreme Court today tossed out the legislative and congressional district maps drawn by a panel of San Antonio judges. To account for population changes following the 2010 Census,...