February 2015

‘Ethics’ Fairy Dust

‘Ethics’ Fairy Dust

Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission has an ethics problem, which they compounded yesterday by hiring a former bureaucrat from the disgraced Texas “Ethics” Commission. HHSC is in hot water over no-bid contracts that appeared to have been handed out...
Local Control or Local Tyranny?

Local Control or Local Tyranny?

With the legislative session in full swing, Texans will soon face a barrage of political propaganda disguised with “conservative-sounding” messaging designed to sell them on anti-taxpayer policies. One of the most prominent will be the effort by state and local...
Toll Free Texas

Toll Free Texas

Collin County State Reps. Scott Sanford (R-McKinney), Matt Shaheen (R-Plano) and Jeff Leach (R -Allen) recently filed a ten-item legislative agenda under the banner “Toll Free Texas,” which aims to more effectively prioritize non-tolled roads. Reforms include greater...
Bad Bet By Rogue Agency

Bad Bet By Rogue Agency

When confronted by the Texas Senate about their unconstitutional power grab, the state’s Racing Commission doubled down on arrogance. Last year, the racing commission passed a rule vastly expanding the footprint of gambling beyond their constitutional and...