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Arkansas Holds Special Session on Property Tax Cuts, Texas Must Eliminate Them

Arkansas lawmakers have made significant strides in reducing the property tax burden on their residents. During a special legislative session, the Arkansas General Assembly passed a series of bills aimed at decreasing income and property taxes. This decision has been…

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Vermont’s Misguided Property Tax Hike – Texas Must Be Vigilant

Vermont’s recent decision to raise property taxes by nearly 14% should serve as a stark warning to Texans about the dangers of unchecked government overreach and fiscal irresponsibility.  Despite the state’s already high tax burden, the Vermont legislature, controlled by…

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Texans Approve $15 BILLION in New Local Debt from Bond Elections

In May, local communities across Texas participated in bond elections that saw approximately 250 bond propositions put to a vote.  These propositions collectively amounted to nearly $15.5 billion in new local debt, a significant financial burden with implications for taxpayers…

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TFR Celebrates Major Wins: Candidates Triumph in Texas House Elections!

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility has some major wins to celebrate! On Tuesday, nearly all of our TFR PAC – endorsed candidates for the Texas House cruised to victory in their runoff elections.  As a reminder, TFR only endorses candidates who…

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Update from RPT Convention!

This week, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility is in San Antonio for the Republican Party of Texas State Convention! We are here educating delegates on “Axe the Tax,” which would prioritize eliminating property taxes in the 2025 legislative session.  This plan…

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Houston Superintendent Faces Allegations of Misusing Tax Dollars

Houston Independent School District (HISD) Superintendent Mike Miles finds himself under intense scrutiny as allegations emerge of diverting millions in Texas public school tax dollars to a failing charter school in Colorado. The accusations, brought to light by a Spectrum…

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Texans Vote on Bond Debt in Local Elections

Local elections were held last weekend all across the state. There were several important items on the ballot, including several sizable bonds, with almost 250 bond propositions totaling $15.5 billion statewide, as reported by the Texas Policy Research Foundation.   Here’s…

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Senators Tasked with Researching the Elimination of Property Taxes

Earlier this month, the Texas Senate unveiled its interim charges, which are topics of study assigned to Senate committees during the interim period between legislative sessions. These charges, issued by Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, guide committees in their research…

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Biden Green-Lights $1.2 Trillion Spending Bill

President Biden’s recent signing of the $1.2 trillion federal spending package has served as a reminder of the Federal Government’s addiction to spending money. Specifically, taxpayer money.  Despite the staggering trillions in federal debt, Biden’s endorsement of the bill fails…

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Texas Divests $8.5 Billion from BlackRock

Texas has made headlines by divesting a substantial $8.5 billion from BlackRock, signaling a decisive break from the controversial ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) movement.  The decision represents a significant departure from the ESG trend that has gained traction in…

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Biden’s Budget is a Disaster for America 

The negative impact of Bideonomics on everyday Americans has been profound. With the federal government’s lavish spending and ever-rising debt, the cost of living has soared, putting a strain on households across the nation. Despite the evident consequences, the Biden…

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TFR Endorses Candidates for Office

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility has officially launched our 2024 Primary Election Endorsements. With early voting beginning in less than a week on Tuesday, February 20th, and election day just around the corner on March 5th, Texans should know who the…

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Governor Abbott Blasts Glenn Rogers Failing Fiscal Record

Last Friday, the town of Mineral Wells, Texas, welcomed Governor Greg Abbott for a well-attended campaign rally in support of Mike Olcott, a candidate endorsed by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility (TFR).  During the event, Governor Abbott articulated his rationale behind…

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Harris County’s Guaranteed Basic Income Program Raises Legal and Fiscal Concerns

Harris County’s “Uplift Harris” guaranteed basic income program is facing criticism and legal scrutiny from State Senator Paul Bettencourt (R – Houston), who submitted a request for an opinion from the attorney general’s office on the constitutionality of the initiative….

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A Powerful Tool to Hold Lawmakers Accountable

As we enter election season, many voters across the State of Texas are looking to find information about candidates and the voting records of their sitting elected officials, in order to make informed decisions at the ballot box.  Thankfully, Texans…