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May Inflation Rates and the Fed: What You Need to Know

The rate of inflation slowed more than anticipated in May, but the Fed’s response holds steady. Inflation numbers for the month of May were officially released today, with the Department of Labor announcing that the Consumer Price Index showed prices…

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RPT Releases Final Legislative Priorities

The Republican Party of Texas (RPT) has released the Legislative Priorities for the 2025-2026 cycle and the 89th Legislative session.  The RPT legislative priorities include the top eight tasks that the party expects republican members of the Texas Legislature to…

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TFR is Headed to Convention!

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility will be attending the Republican Party of Texas Convention in San Antonio.  Next week, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility (TFR) will pack its bags and hit the road for San Antonio. The Republican Party of Texas (RPT)…

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The May 4th Local Elections Are Upon Us

Another election is upon us here in the Lone Star State. This Saturday, May 4th, elections for local officials, bonds, and propositions will be held for communities across Texas. Local elections play a crucial role in day-to-day lives of Texas…

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Abbott Once Again Says He Wants to Eliminate School Property Taxes

Yes, it is possible… And we have a plan to do it.  Yesterday, at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Texas Policy Summit,  Governor Greg Abbott took the stage to address those in attendance, discussing issues ranging from school choice to…

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Voters Make It Clear: Eliminate Property Taxes!

As the dust begins to settle from last week’s primary election, an often overlooked aspect of the elections are the propositions at the end of the ballot.  This cycle, the Republican Party of Texas placed 13 propositions on voter’s ballots,…

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Voters Give Taxpayer Foes the Boot in Historic Primary Election 

TLDR: Taxpayers made their voices heard: “no more backstabbing.” The time has come for many incumbent politicians to pack their bags… Yesterday, the Texas Primary Elections were held, with taxpayer foes across the State being defeated or forced into runoffs,…

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A Look at the Primary Ballot Propositions With An Impact On Your Wallet

Election Day is Tuesday, March 5th. Primary voters across the State will soon be heading to the polls for the 2024 Primary Elections, with early voting beginning on Tuesday, February 20th.  The election is focused on choosing candidates to be…

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Inflation Surges, Clouding Economic Outlook 

Inflation shot higher than expected in January. The latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report has thrown a wrench into the expected timeline for Federal Reserve rate cuts, as inflation figures for January came in higher than anticipated.  The report revealed…

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Seasons Greetings: Thank You and Merry Christmas from TFR 

As the year comes to an end and the Christmas Season is upon us, our hearts are filled with gratitude for the unwavering encouragement and assistance of our dedicated supporters, readers, and fellow taxpayer advocates.  This Christmas, we extend our…

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Impeachment Price Tag: Texas House Spends Millions of Tax Dollars on Impeachment

After months of delay following Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s call for a financial audit of the effort to impeach and remove Attorney General (AG) Ken Paxton this year, new revelations about the actual cost to taxpayers surfaced last week. These…

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Fact-Checking Biden

Social Media Shines a Spotlight on Joe Biden’s Economic Falsehoods In the nearly three years of his presidency, Joe Biden has left a trail of known failures and questionable (and often nonsensical) statements. That legacy continued recently when, not once,…

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Counting our Blessings this Thanksgiving

It is that time of year again; the Holiday season is  upon us.  As we observe Thanksgiving this week, Americans across the country will travel and come together, with family and friends, to celebrate.  As we gather around the Thanksgiving…

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Texas Candidate Filing Begins

Filing to be on the primary ballot in March is open for a thirty-day window. As anticipation for the March primary elections rise, candidate filing to be on the ballot in either party officially began on Saturday, November 11th.  Candidates…

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Election Results: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Tuesday was election day, and Texans across the State went to the polls to cast their votes on fourteen constitutional amendments, various local propositions, and a scattering of elections for office.  Let’s briefly look at the election day results and…