Tax Hikes

The Void of Conservative Leadership

The Void of Conservative Leadership

Expecting bold leadership from your state legislators this session? Don’t get your hopes up. If the first 80 days have been any indication, lawmakers are more interested in maintaining the status quo with bigger government than enacting commonsense conservative policy...
Stupidity Isn’t Bravery

Stupidity Isn’t Bravery

Oppose New Taxes! Well, that didn’t take long. The new chairman of the House Public Education Committee, a close ally of moderate Speaker Joe Straus, said today he wants to raise Texans’ taxes. He called it “bravery.” Texans call it something...
The Curse of Low Expectations

The Curse of Low Expectations

On Friday, State Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt (R – Lexington) announced his intention to again vote for Rep. Joe Straus as House Speaker this upcoming session, reiterating the tired and debunked rhetoric that the House had a truly conservative session under his watch in...

Central Texas Schools Consider Tax Hikes

Pencils? Check. Backpack? Check. Tax hikes? If school districts in central Texas get their wish, parents will be adding higher taxes to their cost of sending their children back to school. And to help their cause, local educrats are pushing for ratification elections...