Policy Goals

Consistent with our guiding principles, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility has identified key legislative priorities for the 88th Texas Legislature. Republicans maintain strong majorities — there are no excuses for lawmakers to be derelict in their duty to pass commonsense reforms called for by the grassroots.

Legislation in line with these priorities will be considered in the 2023 Fiscal Responsibility Index. (Legislators and the public are notified in advance when pending votes are subject to consideration.) Legislators will receive extra credit for authoring or sponsoring legislation that advances these priorities and that receives an up-or-down vote on the floor of their respective chamber.

  • Eliminating Property Taxes in Texas
  • Eliminating Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying
  • Reforming the Budget Process to Identify Savings
  • Promoting the “No Growth” Budget
  • Eliminating Corporate Welfare
  • Protecting the Rights of everyday Texans
  • Preventing the renewal of Chapter 313 corporate welfare
  • Imposing spending limits on local governments