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States Fiscal Condition Rankings Report Puts Texas at #19

July 17, 2015

The Mercatus Center released their updated “State Fiscal Condition Rankings.”   Yet another study has confirmed what we already knew – states with lower taxes do better. AFPF’s Akash Chougule penned a blog on the report which can be found here. You can learn the highlights from the report and learn the metrics behind the ranking […]

Mega-States: An Analysis of Student Performance in the Five Most Heavily Populated States

July 15, 2015

This report is not new, but provides some valuable insight into education performance in the US. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, California, Florida, Illinois, New York, and Texas enroll close to 40 percent of the nation’s public school students. The importance of these “Mega-States” goes beyond the sheer size of their population. They […]

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Secretary of Education Supports School Choice IF Parents Can Afford To Pay For It

July 14, 2015

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was taken to task by the Wall Street Journal yesterday for deciding to send his kids to a pricy private school in Chicago, where he formerly ran the school system. We at AFP want parents to choose their child’s school.  But we want all parents to have that ability, not […]

AFP breaks the bank!

June 30, 2015

AFP-Texas thanks Congressman Jeb Hensarling for his leadership in allowing Export Import Bank to expire.  Taxpayers should not be footing the bill for capital cronyism. Ronald Reagan would be so proud!

AFP-Texas: ObamaCare Costs, Chaos Still Hurting Texans

June 25, 2015

Group plans to continue pressing for patient-centered reforms. AUSTIN — Americans for Prosperity-Texas released the following statement on the heels of the Supreme Court’s holding in King v. Burwell: “Court cases have come and gone over the past five years, but one constant remains: Texans are still suffering under the burdensome regulations and mandates of ObamaCare. […]

Americans for Prosperity Announces New Texas Director

June 22, 2015

Jerome Greener has been elevated to oversee the chapter’s policy, grassroots work. AUSTIN — Americans for Prosperity announced today that Jerome Greener would be elevated to State Director for the Texas chapter. Greener previously directed operations for the chapter, leading a significant field and policy team. Greener had this to say following the announcement: “While Texas […]

AFP Statement on Franchise Tax Cuts

May 28, 2015

Statement on Franchise Tax Cuts By AFP-Texas State Director Jerome Greener While some other states are grappling with tax increases, in Texas we are enacting substantial tax cuts.  It’s great to be a Texan! Today, important tax cut legislation has cleared the final legislative hurdle and is heading to the Governor’s desk.  In passing HB […]

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