Texas Budget Compact

Perry Mails In Budget Vetoes

Perry Mails In Budget Vetoes

If you were looking for Governor Perry to make a statement about the excess spending and little tax relief in the state budget, you’re going to be sorely disappointed. Outside of a political swipe at the embroiled head of the state’s Public Integrity Unit, the...
And… They’re Off!

And… They’re Off!

After spending your tax dollars at record-breaking and bank-busting levels, legislators are now hitting the streets looking for campaign cash. Republicans will wow you with tales of just how conservative they have been. They might think they are, but the results of...
Busting The Cap, Without Relief

Busting The Cap, Without Relief

When members of the Texas House meet on Monday, they will take the next-to-last step in busting the state’s spending cap. This coming in a session that has produced no lasting budget reforms and no real tax relief, despite a biennium with the largest jump in state...
Senate: Extreme Irresponsibility

Senate: Extreme Irresponsibility

Remember when everyone thought the Texas Senate would be the fiscal grown-ups this Session? Well, this week saw those hopes set on fire as senators voted unanimously to set the state on a collision course with a downgraded credit rating. Texas Senate The Senate voted...
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...