Todd Smith

The Education Debt Industrial Complex

The Education Debt Industrial Complex

Spring means it’s bond season in Texas. May brings warmer weather and the opportunity to further indenture our posterity with wasteful school debt. For advocates of responsible financial stewardship by school districts, it is frustrating to see measures increasing...

2007’s Worst Mostly Gone

Voters have been quietly busy separating the wheat from the chaff. Of the 31 Texas House Republicans making worse than a “C” on our 2007 Fiscal Responsibility Index, five years later nearly three-fourths have retired or been defeated – and nearly all have...
Senatorial Splendor

Senatorial Splendor

The new Texas Senate is shaping up to be a very good place for conservatives, following last night’s strong showings around the state – starting with big wins by conservative heroes Kelly Hancock and Larry Taylor. In Senate District 9, Mr. Hancock was strongly...
DMN: Anti-Compact, Pro-Tax

DMN: Anti-Compact, Pro-Tax

Reading over the editorial endorsements of the last several days, the Dallas Morning News has a very focused criteria for their candidates: opposition to the Texas Budget Compact, and a disturbing “flexibility” on raising taxes. In endorsing moderate lackey Todd Smith...
Big-Tax Todd

Big-Tax Todd

Well, the Dallas Morning News gets credit for being honest. Their endorsement in the Senate District 9 open-seat Republican primary contest is based on their desire for a Republican to champion tax increases. And in Todd Smith, they have their tax-hiking man. Texans...

The Choice is Clear in SD 9

Conservatives in Senate District 9 have a clearly distinct choice this spring with the match-up between proven-conservative Kelly Hancock and low-performing lackey Todd Smith. Both men have established records as members of the Texas House. That’s good for Mr....
Todd Smith’s Electoral Limbo

Todd Smith’s Electoral Limbo

State Representative Todd Smith appears to be stuck between a rock and a hard place. After deciding not to run for the Texas Senate against one or more conservative colleagues, Smith’s re-election outlook for his current position in the Texas House doesn’t look so...