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Texas Taxpayers Weigh Concerns Ahead of November Election

With only a month before the November general election, we surveyed subscribers of our weekly email, The Fiscal Note, about the issues they consider most likely to impact their decisions at the ballot box. The question posed to subscribers of…

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Episode 1: Inflation, Surpluses, & Border Security (Premiere Episode)

Episode Description πŸ’° In our premiere episode of π—§π—”π—«π—£π—”π—¬π—˜π—₯ π—§π—”π—Ÿπ—žπ—¦, we discuss the recently projected $27 billion budget surplus that Texas state lawmakers will have the ability to allocate in the upcoming legislative session, the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act…

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Abbott Spends $1,400 per Bus Rider to Help Biden Keep Illegal Immigrants in America

Currently in Texas, immigrants caught crossing the border illegally can volunteer to be put on charter buses, which are primarily paid for by Texas taxpayers. These immigrants are then securely bused to either Washington, D.C., or New York City. This…

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Texas Senate Interim Charges Released – Includes Some Priorities, Lacks Others

Monday, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (R), released his list of interim charges to all Senate committees. Every legislative cycle, the leaders of each respective legislative chamber issue interim charges for each committee to study in preparation for the next…

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Has the Juice Been Worth Squeezing on State Border Security Funding?

One year into Operation Lone Star and many Texans are asking questions about the overall efficacy of the state’s current strategy in addressing the ongoing border security crisis. Ultimately, the federal government has the responsibility of enforcing immigration laws. Texas…