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Polling Shows Support for School Choice Among Texans

On Monday, the University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs released a report that seems to show a majority support for the policy of school choice. In the wake of government school reaction to the pandemic and in many…

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Is There Really an Appetite for School Choice in Texas?

It is National School Choice Week, and if you have been paying attention at all over the last few years, you are probably aware that a massive wave of school choice legislation is being implemented across the country. Much of…

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Our Top 5 Articles of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close and we ramp up our efforts in preparation for all that 2023 brings, which includes the Texas 88th Legislative Session, we thought it might be prudent to summarize our top five pieces of written…

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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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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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Slowing the Growth Is a Losing Strategy for Taxpayers

For all of Texas’ economic successes, the ever-increasing property tax burden on Texas taxpayers casts a long and dark shadow. In 2021, the Tax Foundation reported that Texas had the sixth most burdensome property tax in the United States. Just…

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Episode 8: Texas Gubernatorial Debate & Property Taxes

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In Debate, Abbott Says He Will Eliminate School Property Taxes

Last Friday, Texas taxpayers had a chance to watch the one and only debate between former U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D) and incumbent Governor Greg Abbott (R) before the November general election. The two addressed several issues important to Texans,…

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Fort Worth Slaps Taxpayers in the Face, Raises Taxes

It happened again: yet another deceptive tax increase by a major city. Last night, Fort Worth officially adopted its new tax rate of 71.25. This comes despite opposition from the public and two city council members dissenting to the tax…

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Episode 6: Fed Rate Hikes, Executive Overreach, & Eating Crickets

Episode Description πŸ’° In this episode of π—§π—”π—«π—£π—”π—¬π—˜π—₯ π—§π—”π—Ÿπ—žπ—¦, we discuss recent federal reserve rate hikes, Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s executive overreach, and eating crickets.   Articles Referenced Abbott Refuses to Relinquish Power, Extends COVID Emergency Again (9.20.22) Explainer: What…

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Abbott Refuses to Relinquish Power, Extends COVID Emergency Again

Yesterday, Abbott renewed his COVID disaster declaration for another 30 days. Texas is now lagging behind the rest of the nation as one of only 12 states that have refused to lay down their unconstitutional executive power. This marks the…

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Abbott Draws Line in the Sand on Budget Surplus Use for Property Tax Relief

On Wednesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott reportedly opined on the projected budget surplus and its partial use for the purposes of providing a property tax cut.   β€œTexas is sitting on a record budget surplus of $27 billion… Because this…

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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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Abbott Forecasts ‘Biggest Property Tax Cut in Texas History’

Recently, Texas Governor Greg Abbott gave the keynote address at the 18th annual West Texas Legislative Summit in San Angelo, Texas. In the address, he talked about property taxes and other issues in his plan for the upcoming legislative session….

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Abbott Signals Property Tax Cuts, What About Elimination?

In an interview with The Texan, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar indicated that it is possible Texas will have an estimated $30 billion account balance when the Texas Legislature reconvenes in January of 2023. In March, we reported that it was…