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Tax Cuts are on the Table, But Local Entities Want Them Off the Menu

March 02, 2015

The Texas Comptroller’s office has failed to put a number on the cost of SB 182, a taxpayer-protection bill.  Why?  Because they can’t determine how much more local taxing entities are raising taxes above what voters – if asked – would approve. Sen. Paul Bettencourt knows property taxes.  He is former Harris County Tax Assessor […]

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 […]

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AFP-Texas supports Franchise Tax Repeal and Franchise Tax Cuts

March 04, 2015

Madam Chair Nelson and members of the committee, my name is Peggy Venable and I am speaking on behalf of Americans for Prosperity-Texas. First I’d like to thank each of you and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick for your leadership. I can’t think of a more appropriate way to kick off this week in which we […]

Americans for Prosperity-Texas Statement On Education Reform Legislation

March 04, 2015

We at Americans for Prosperity-Texas embrace education reform measures discussed in a press conference today with Lt Gov Dan Patrick and Senator Education Chairman Larry Taylor. Education impacts every aspect of our state.  Lt Gov Patrick opened the press conference stating that 148,000 students are in 247 Texas school campuses which have been failing for […]

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 […]

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