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Legislators Drove a Stake in the Heart of the Texas Death Tax

September 01, 2015

Ronald Reagan famously said that the nearest thing to eternal life is a government program. If that is the case, a tax generally does have eternal life. But not so in Texas. Texans have reason to celebrate today. The Texas death tax officially died. Texas has had an estate tax (known as a “death tax”) […]

Texas Senator Requests Study of Houston City Officials Practices

August 30, 2015

Texas Senator Paul Bettencourt is asking for an interim study on the City of Houston practices which mislead the public on taxation. In a strongly-worded press release, Bettencourt has asked Lt Gov. Dan Patrick to issue an interim charge calling for a study concerning the City of Houston’s use of deceptive ballot language and continual […]

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Out of Tragedy Comes Dramatic Reform – and Success

September 01, 2015

The news is filled with stories about New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. It was devastating to the people of New Orleans and to their infrastructure. But little attention has been given one topic: education. New Orleans schools were only one of the infrastructure losses, but rather than rebuild the system of failing public […]

AFP Participates in School Finance Lawsuit in Texas

August 25, 2015

AFP Participates in School Finance Lawsuit in Texas: Not More Money for Education, but More Education for our Money Starting September 1, the Texas Supreme Court is hearing a case that could impact the over 5 million students in Texas K-12 schools, as well as the more than 650,000 employees.  And AFP is weighing in.  […]

The Case for Property Tax Reform in Texas

August 17, 2015

During the recent 2015 Texas legislative session, Sen. Paul Bettencourt introduced property tax reform legislation. Bob Martin is a taxpayer advocate. He has long fought for property taxpayers in San Antonio. His latest email explains precisely why we need property tax reform in Texas. Yet while we fought for rollback reform, taking the current 8% […]

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!

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