November 2016

Patrick Identifies Additional Legislative Priorities

Patrick Identifies Additional Legislative Priorities

Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick identified five more legislative priorities for the upcoming 85th Legislative Session in addition to the twenty he has previously announced in two parts, seen here and here. “These 5 pieces of legislation, along with the 20 bills previously...
Public Sector Pensions Choking Texas Cities

Public Sector Pensions Choking Texas Cities

Two of Texas’ major cities – although drivers of the state’s economic miracle – have been brought to their knees by ever-increasing public-sector worker benefits. According to Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, the city is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Moody’s,...
TEC Signs its Death Warrant

TEC Signs its Death Warrant

According to attorneys involved in litigation against the agency, the Texas Ethics Commission agreed to an order today that will soon result in the commission being stripped of nearly all of its statutory authority. “The TEC signed its own death warrant today,” said...
Sunset Review Calls for Major Change Within TxDOT

Sunset Review Calls for Major Change Within TxDOT

You’ll often hear local elected officials blaming Austin for its transportation woes. And with the Texas Department of Transportation’s plagued history of over-spending and under-performing, that’s no surprise. Yet over the next decade, the agency is...
So Thankful For Liberty!

So Thankful For Liberty!

We have much for which to be thankful, not the least of which is living in what is arguably the greatest nation on earth. Our national greatness has risen in proportion to our commitment to individual liberty. It wasn’t always so. When the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth...