February 2012

Home-rule could be path to efficiency

Everybody is in agreement: the Texas school finance system is broken and in need of a major overhaul. Spending on the Foundation School Program has grown by 268% since 1987 and spending per pupil has grown by 141% since 1987, and in the same period, student enrollment...
Abbott Wins In Map Fight

Abbott Wins In Map Fight

When Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott decided to appeal the representational maps handed down by a San Antonio federal court panel, some acted like his was an exercise in futility. But after winning a unanimous decision from the US Supreme Court, and today’s release...

Knock-Off Design & Over Budget

Well, you gotta hand it to Dallas politicians and the team at TxDOT: they not only paid a premium for an artsy, one-of-a-kind bridge that’s coming in far over budget, but it turns out the bridge isn’t all that original, either. And neither is the wasteful...

Profile in Leadership: Jane Nelson

State Senator Jane Nelson is a true asset to Texas taxpayers. Her consistent conservative approach to public policy-making is the kind of leadership Texas needs. Senator Nelson earned the Legislative Freedom Fighter Award from Texans for Fiscal Responsibility for her...