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Lie of the Year!

President Obama promised that under Obamacare, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.” But, millions of Americans have now received cancellation notices or live in fear of receiving one; they liked their plans, and won’t be keeping them.

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Texas is #1 in economic performance

April 17, 2014

Continuing our theme of bragging, a new report came out last week which revealed Texas is a top state for economic performance.  The ALEC 2014 Rich States, Poor States report is 7th in a series and revealed we are ranked 13th among the states in economic outlook.  Once again, local government debt forced Texas’ outlook [...]

Texas again beats the national average!

April 17, 2014

We Texans continue to have a lot to brag about.  Last week was the federal income tax filing deadline and while those of us in the Lone Star State felt the pain of overtaxation, we enjoyed tax freedom day a full 8 days earlier than the nation.  April 21st is national Tax Freedom Day – [...]

AFP-Texas Applauds Compt Susan Combs Transparency Work

April 10, 2014

AFP-Texas has been at the forefront promoting transparency and has focused public attention on local government debt.  We are proud of our work and now more Than ever, the light of public scrutiny is shining on spending at the State and local level. We have worked with the Texas Comptroller and have awarded Compt Susan Combs [...]

Do You Want More Debt in May?

March 21, 2014

Texans love to be #1 but we are #2 in the country one dubious area – local government debt.  Texans owe $322 billion in local debt with the majority of it being school district debt.  AFP-Texas has been the leading organization sounding the alarm on the growth in local government debt.  On the May ballot, [...]

Medicaid Expansion: Texas Refuses to Take the Bait

February 20, 2014

Texas isn’t alone in refusing to take the bait that is Medicaid expansion. Go here to access the interactive version of this map. Medicaid under PPACA is expected to expand greatly in 2014, adding an estimated 17 million more individuals to its rolls. All individuals below 133% of the federal poverty level—approximately $30,000 for a [...]

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