September 2012

Dewhurst Got It

Dewhurst Got It

With Texas voters strongly backing the idea, Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst are making a concerted push this week for a strict, constitutional spending limit in place. And Mr. Dewhurst spelled out why it’s important: taxpayers aren’t protected...
Educating Freedom

Educating Freedom

Saying Texas must be free from a “one-size-fits-all federal education system,” the governor’s office recently announced the Texas Education Agency will seek a waiver from the onerous No Child Left Behind law. But just as we seek to reduce federal...

Deciding Against Gambling in Texas

This afternoon my inbox played host to a condescending email with a friendly, innocuous-sounding subject: “Let Texans Decide.”  It came from this organization, pushing gambling expansion with very one-sided facts and figures.  The question of legalizing...
Fix This Pension First?

Fix This Pension First?

There’s a lot of discussion brewing about pension reform in the Lone Star State. We’ve seen across the nation the problems caused by poorly run pension systems. If we are to head down this road, maybe the first pension the legislature addresses in 2013...
School Choice: Your Money, Your Decision

School Choice: Your Money, Your Decision

Since the 2012 Republican National Convention I have heard quite a bit of talk regarding “school choice;” from Governor Jeb Bush’s speech down to analysis of Michael Williams’ appointed as Commissioner of the Texas Education Agency.  However, it seems like there are...

TFR Endorses Rick Miller

Rick Miller has been endorsed by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility in his 2012 campaign for the Texas House, district 26. “Rick Miller has demonstrated himself to be a strong conservative who will represent the values and principles of voters in Fort Bend County,” said...