Vote Notices

Vote Notice – 1.10.2023

January 10, 2023
TFR Staff
88th Legislative Session

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility has issued the following vote notice for January 10, 2023

(Day 1 of the 88th Legislative Session):

Texas House of Representatives

Subject: Speaker of the House

  • TFR Position:
    • Support State Rep. Tony Tinderholt (R-Arlington).
    • Oppose State Rep. Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont)
  • Background: State Rep. Tony Tinderholt is a TFR Taxpayer Champion and has a career Fiscal Responsibility Index rating of an ‘A+’. By comparison, the incumbent, State Rep. Dade Phelan has a career rating of an ‘F’ on the Index.

Texas Senate

Subject: Senate Caucus Report, Senate Resolution 1 (SR1)

  • TFR Position: Oppose
  • Background: Violates principles of limited government and fiscal responsibility as it increases compensation for legislative staff in a year where most Texans have struggled to make ends meet while also having to deal with increased tax burdens.

Reminder: Vote Notices are provided to both Texas state lawmakers and the general public in advance of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility’s position on issues to be rated as a part of the Fiscal Responsibility Index prior to votes being taken in each legislative chamber.

Disclaimer: We reserve the right to consider amendments to legislation that may be introduced without notice as a part of issues to be rated as a part of the Fiscal Responsibility Index. We will make every effort to provide notice on amendments that are pre-filed.