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Texas Taxpayers Forced to Fund Lobbyists for Unions

Texas Taxpayers Forced to Fund Lobbyists for Unions

Texas taxpayers are forced to pay millions each year to a government-lobbying group that serves as the umbrella organization for public sector unions. In other words, taxpayers are not only forced to fund their opposition—they’re forced to subsidize the political...
Explainer: House Republican Caucus Meeting

Explainer: House Republican Caucus Meeting

We have received a number of questions about what took place during last week’s Texas House Republican Caucus meeting. Below are answers to some basic questions about what the caucus is, what took place at the meeting, and what it might mean for taxpayers. What is a...
Governing Differences

Governing Differences

We’ll be releasing the 2017 Fiscal Responsibility Index this week. While the public release is set for 2pm on Wednesday, we thought we’d share the “top-lines” with you today. All votes included on the Index were announced in advance, and focus – as the name implies –...