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Senate Seeks to End Crony Handouts

Senate Seeks to End Crony Handouts

If his first interim charges are any indication, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick might be looking for ways eliminate crony capitalist programs in the next legislative session. Interim charges are assigned to House and Senate committees at the discretion of the speaker of the...
Curtain Drop on Cronyism

Curtain Drop on Cronyism

Though corporate welfare is popular with some politicians, it’s a practice that taxpayers have been opposing for quite some time. This legislative session, one lawmaker has taken the lead to end one of the most egregious examples. State Rep. Matt Shaheen (R-Plano) has...
Hungry for Taxpayer Handouts

Hungry for Taxpayer Handouts

A popular political bumper sticker reads, “If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention.” Citizens of the small, Central Texas town of Taylor now have a reason to do both: Taylor’s City Council has given away over $200,000 in tax money to build a pizza restaurant...
Emerging Tech Fund Still Ineffective

Emerging Tech Fund Still Ineffective

With another company filing bankruptcy after receiving millions of taxpayer dollars from the Emerging Technology Fund, Texans have one more reason to call for the end of all the state’s corporate welfare programs. Terrabon, Inc, a Houston-based bioenergy producer,...
We Got Lapped

We Got Lapped

Congratulations, Texans, we’ve been played the fool by a European billionaire and his well-connected, Texas-based cronies who’ll spend the next decade pocketing $25 million a year of taxpayer subsidies. Formula 1 owner Bernie Ecclestone and a group of local...