Proactive Donor Protection Needed

The Texas Legislature needs to take a proactive approach to protecting nonprofit donors, including churches, during the upcoming legislative session. While action has stalled in Austin, there have actually been some positive developments recently in Washington. The...
Texas Republicans Want School Choice

Texas Republicans Want School Choice

Grassroots Republicans made their voices heard: they want school choice for all Texas students and parents. By an overwhelming vote of 93% of the body, delegates to the Texas Republican State Convention affirmed they want to expand educational opportunities to improve...
Preemptive Disclosures Needed

Preemptive Disclosures Needed

Every March, Sunshine Week reminds us to examine transparency in Texas, where there is still much progress to be made. During the 2015 session, lawmakers created a huge haystack in which to hide government contracts. They are called “form 1295 filings,” and at the...
Voters Want Property Tax Reform

Voters Want Property Tax Reform

Nearly 70% of Republican primary voters said they want to replace property taxes with a consumption-based tax system, according to the results of the statewide proposition on the GOP ballot this cycle. Will legislators heed the call? Though non-binding, the results of...