Start Strong

Start Strong

Make an end-of-year donation to Empower Texans!A year that started with a whimper is ending with a bang. In these closing days of 2013, we have the opportunity make sure 2014 is the year that the Lone Star State starts shining brighter! When lawmakers gathered in...
Cargile’s Curfew Clownery

Cargile’s Curfew Clownery

Republican Primary challenger for House District 92 Andy Cargile has said some rather strange things in favor of implementing an overreaching policy known as “daytime curfew.” Applying to school-aged children, daytime curfew would, in practice, make being outside...
Confronting Your Employees

Confronting Your Employees

Some legislators have really thin skin… and don’t at all like constituents finding out what they are doing in Austin. Latest example? Ironically enough, the co-chair of the Orwellian-named “Transparency” committee in the Texas House. This...
Rube Goldberg Government

Rube Goldberg Government

Rube Goldberg is one of the only people in human history to have the rare distinction of his name being an official definition in the dictionary. In our popular culture, it has become commonplace to use names of celebrities to illustrate certain actions or behaviors,...

Endorsement: Konni Burton For SD10

In advance of the 2014 elections, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility today endorsed Konni Burton in the election to fill the open SD10 seat. “As a citizen-activist, Konni Burton has proven herself to be a strong conservative leader willing to fight for taxpayers and...

Endorsement: Bettencourt For SD7

In advance of the 2014 elections, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility today endorsed Paul Bettencourt for Senate District 7. “Paul Bettencourt is a proven leader with an unmatched record as a taxpayer watchdog,” said TFR president Michael Quinn Sullivan. “Paul...