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AFP-Texas Supports Broad School Choice Legislation

February 27, 2015

Texans have overwhelmingly shown support for parents directing their children’s education. Today in Texas, parents with financial means have choices. They move to a school district they favor, or they homeschool, or in addition to their school property taxes they pay private school tuition. Schools should not dictate where we live.   And the parents who […]

Legislation Protecting Property Taxpayers

February 27, 2015

Owning a home is realization of the American Dream. But that dream quickly turns into a nightmare as homeowners are being taxed out of their homes, due in large part to rising appraisals. Some individuals have paid off their mortgages, only to find that their property taxes are several times over what their mortgage payments […]

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Sen Ted Cruz Provides a Gateway of Opportunity for Kids Introduces Legislation to Create

February 23, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz has joined other US Senators in introducing legislation which provides school choice to the most kids and parents across the country. The federal legislation – Enhancing Educational Opportunities for All Act – was filed by Sen. Ted Cruz along with U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, fromUtah, and U.S. Rep. Luke Messer,  from Ind., to […]

AFP Reacts to Gov. Abbott’s First State of the State

February 18, 2015

Group commends Abbott for “commitment to limiting growth in state government.” AUSTIN — Americans for Prosperity-Texas released the following response after Governor Abbott gave his first State of the State address today. The content can also be found online here: http://bit.ly/1FoH5VT Governor Greg Abbott provided a blueprint for both continuing to grow the Texas economy […]

AFP Statement: Governor Abbott’s First State of the State

February 17, 2015

February 17, 2015  Governor Abbott’s First State of the State Speech Statement by Americans for Prosperity-Texas Governor Greg Abbott provided a blueprint for both continuing to grow the Texas economy and empowering individuals over government in his first State of the State address at the Texas Capitol today. The Governor’s commitment to limiting the growth […]

AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY-TEXAS ISSUES STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR HB 1257

February 10, 2015

On behalf of thousands of Americans for Prosperity members across Texas, we thank State Rep Matt Shaheen for filing legislation prohibiting taxpayer-funded lobbying.  As a former Collin County Commissioner, Rep. Shaheen is well aware of the problems caused by use of tax dollars to lobby. “Texans should not be forced to pay for government lobbyists,” […]

AFP TEXAS ADDRESSES PROBLEM OF RISING PROPERTY TAXES

February 06, 2015

Property tax reform is a cornerstone of AFP Texas’ plans for the legislative session AUSTIN — Today Americans for Prosperity Texas, the state’s largest group of grassroots activists advocating for economic freedom, participated in a budget coalition press conference. State director, Mike Hasson addressed reporters this morning to advocate for tax reform to help Texans […]

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