April 2013

Horribly Ineffective Hilderbran

Horribly Ineffective Hilderbran

When Harvey Hilderbran was put in charge of the House tax writing committee, he said he’d bring relief to Texans. A report in today’s Austin American Statesman shows tax cuts are nowhere in sight. That he’s having trouble selling the near super-majority of...
Busting The Cap, Without Relief

Busting The Cap, Without Relief

When members of the Texas House meet on Monday, they will take the next-to-last step in busting the state’s spending cap. This coming in a session that has produced no lasting budget reforms and no real tax relief, despite a biennium with the largest jump in state...
Senate: Extreme Irresponsibility

Senate: Extreme Irresponsibility

Remember when everyone thought the Texas Senate would be the fiscal grown-ups this Session? Well, this week saw those hopes set on fire as senators voted unanimously to set the state on a collision course with a downgraded credit rating. Texas Senate The Senate voted...