Emerging Technology Fund

The Incentive-Industrial Complex

The Incentive-Industrial Complex

While most Texans put in a hard day’s work to support their families, there are some among us who are content to live off the labor of others. Sadly, this is a truism in our current political sphere. And no, I am not talking about many of our political figures; though...
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,...
Easy Cutting

Easy Cutting

Texas has led the nation in economic development thanks to tort reform, an entrepreneur-friendly regulatory environment, a tax burden generally lower than other states, and a prohibition against an income tax. So for lawmakers looking to save money, they could free up...

Emerging Ineffectiveness

So how well have your tax dollars been spent subsidizing start-up companies? According to new reports, not very well. The state’s Emerging Technology Fund spent an average of over $200,000 per job created, leaving more of us to wonder why Texas is still in the...