August 2014

TXDOT’s Race To Waste

TXDOT’s Race To Waste

At the same time Texans are being told there’s no more money for road building, the Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) of the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) gave final authorization for $97 million of borrowed money going to an expensively...
Birdville ISD Backs Out

Birdville ISD Backs Out

Birdville ISD (BISD) officials, led by School Board President Cary Hancock, previously committed to deliver on a pledge traditionally viewed by the establishment as unthinkable; tell voters the whole truth at the ballot box…voluntarily. But at the 11th hour, they...
North Texas Toll Fight

North Texas Toll Fight

Mayors of Plano, Allen, and Richardson recently spoke against their state and county elected officials as well as many of their constituents, lobbying the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) for the tolling of US Highway 75—the last untolled throughway of...
Bipartisan Poison Pill

Bipartisan Poison Pill

What do the House Republican leadership and the liberal Democrat candidate for Lt. Governor have in common? Both take positions opposite that of the Texas Republican Party platform regarding Obamacare. Late last week, State Sen. Leticia Van De Putte called for a...
TEC: Out-Abusing The IRS

TEC: Out-Abusing The IRS

After having an unconstitutional-power grab explicitly vetoed last year by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the Texas Ethics Commission is rushing forward with a new regulation designed to silence critics of government and chill the freedom of association. Ironically, this is...
When Leading Isn’t Popular

When Leading Isn’t Popular

Although countless members of the legislature have appropriately defended Gov. Perry’s exercising of his constitutional authority to veto funding for a discredited agency, few have been willing to defend embattled UT Regent, Wallace Hall, for fulfilling his fiduciary...
TEC Stipulates to Lawlessness

TEC Stipulates to Lawlessness

In an effort to defend a suit brought by Empower Texans President Michael Quinn Sullivan under the Texas Open Meetings Act, the Texas Ethics Commission has doubled down on their lawless behavior. Late last week, the TEC admitted for the first time that commissioners...