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Texas Schools Will Be Getting Report Cards Too

September 16, 2015

How good is your neighborhood school?  Many taxpayers and even parents don’t know how their local schools are rated. While students get report cards, why not schools? In the recent legislative session, state lawmakers passed a bill which will enhance accountability that by providing an A-through-F ratings for individual school campuses.  Currently, districts and campuses […]

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”) […]

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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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