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October 2013 [PAGE: 2]

School Bonds Also On The Ballot

School Bonds Also On The Ballot

There may not be very many high-profile races to vote on this coming November election, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t important decisions for taxpayers to decide at the ballot box. In addition to the proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution (you can view our...
The Non-Partisan Blues

The Non-Partisan Blues

The Democrats have a new tactic to advance their radical ideology: target non-partisan races. Municipal elections in Texas are non-partisan and traditionally experience single digit voter-turnout. Low turnout and the lack of party identification make voters less...
School Bonds Also On The Ballot

Dan Patrick For Lt. Gov.

Texas uniquely vests a great deal of power and responsibility in the office of Lieutenant Governor. In the 2014 election cycle, Texans suffer from an embarrassment of riches. It speaks highly of the fortunes of the state that four, thoughtful, qualified individuals of...
Taxpayer Abuse for…Personal Use?

Taxpayer Abuse for…Personal Use?

A recent story, led by investigative journalist Mireya Villarreal of CBS News, recently uncovered a shocking abuse of taxpayer funds (click link for CBS story and video). City of Fort Worth employees have allegedly been using city-provided credit cards on personal...
Lies, Damned Lies, and LBB Statistics

Lies, Damned Lies, and LBB Statistics

“Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: ‘There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.’” —Mark Twain In August, the...