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What Does a Successful Legislative Session Look Like?

With the 88th Legislative Session set to begin in January, we are increasingly asked by taxpayers and lawmakers alike what winning looks like to Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. That is what we are going to discuss in this article. As…

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Polling Shows Texans Want Property Tax Relief Over Other Spending

With the 88th Legislative Session set to gavel in just a few short weeks from now, lawmakers are continuing to get pressure from Texas taxpayers on the need to prioritize actual property tax relief. Recently, Defend Texas Liberty PAC released…

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Texas House Lawmakers File Legislation to Prohibit Social Credit Scores

Among the hundreds of pieces of legislation filed ahead of the upcoming 88th Legislative Session, some Texas state lawmakers are attempting to prohibit a phenomenon that has grown over the last few decades, instituted by a combination of government and…

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School Choice In Texas… Will It Actually Happen?

Lately, there has been a lot of noise nationwide about school choice and here in Texas, that noise is no different as we head into the legislative session which begins in January. Much of the outcry for education reform comes…

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Phelan’s Plans for $27B Surplus Don’t Include Property Tax Relief

On Thursday, Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan addressed the Transportation Advocacy Group in Houston, speaking on transportation and infrastructure issues, among other items. In the course of his address, he indicated he has other plans for the projected nearly $27…

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Property Tax Bills Filed in Large Numbers, a Good Sign for Taxpayers

On Monday, lawmakers in both the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate began the process of prefiling legislation ahead of the upcoming 88th Legislative Session, and hundreds of bills have already been filed. 2023 will be a contentious year…

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Taxpayer Champion Seeks to Ban Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying for the Third Time

On Monday, the first day by which Texas state lawmakers could prefile legislation ahead of the 88th Legislative Session, newly elected State Senator-elect Mayes Middleton filed legislation seeking to ban the practice of taxpayer-funded lobbying. Middleton, himself a TFR Taxpayer…