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Texas is #1 in economic performance

April 17, 2014

Continuing our theme of bragging, a new report came out last week which revealed Texas is a top state for economic performance.  The ALEC 2014 Rich States, Poor States report is 7th in a series and revealed we are ranked 13th among the states in economic outlook.  Once again, local government debt forced Texas’ outlook [...]

Texas again beats the national average!

April 17, 2014

We Texans continue to have a lot to brag about.  Last week was the federal income tax filing deadline and while those of us in the Lone Star State felt the pain of overtaxation, we enjoyed tax freedom day a full 8 days earlier than the nation.  April 21st is national Tax Freedom Day – [...]

AFP-Texas Applauds Compt Susan Combs Transparency Work

April 10, 2014

AFP-Texas has been at the forefront promoting transparency and has focused public attention on local government debt.  We are proud of our work and now more Than ever, the light of public scrutiny is shining on spending at the State and local level. We have worked with the Texas Comptroller and have awarded Compt Susan Combs [...]

Do You Want More Debt in May?

March 21, 2014

Texans love to be #1 but we are #2 in the country one dubious area – local government debt.  Texans owe $322 billion in local debt with the majority of it being school district debt.  AFP-Texas has been the leading organization sounding the alarm on the growth in local government debt.  On the May ballot, [...]

Medicaid Expansion: Texas Refuses to Take the Bait

February 20, 2014

Texas isn’t alone in refusing to take the bait that is Medicaid expansion. Go here to access the interactive version of this map. Medicaid under PPACA is expected to expand greatly in 2014, adding an estimated 17 million more individuals to its rolls. All individuals below 133% of the federal poverty level—approximately $30,000 for a [...]

Pigskin for a Paltry Price: Texas Launches Low-Cost College Degree

February 11, 2014

Education provides opportunity and a path from poverty to prosperity.  So while President Obama and his allies are talking about income inequality, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is doing something about it. College doesn’t need to be so expensive.  In 2011, Texas Gov. Rick Perry challenged state universities to create a $10,000 degree program – not [...]

Take a Lesson from Texas

February 07, 2014

The Lone Star State continues to lead the nation in economic productivity, thanks to the solid, conservative fiscal policies embraced by leadership in Texas. It was announced this week that Texas  remains the “national epicenter for international trade for 12 consecutive years.” – http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/19379/  Texas continues to lead the nation in job creation and business [...]

AFP-Texas Names New State Director

January 20, 2014

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2014  CONTACT: Sam Sheetz at (972) 922-4796.  AFP-Texas Names New State Director Former Bush White House Staffer will take over from Peggy Venable.  AUSTIN, TX – Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s foremost grassroots advocate for economic freedom, announced leadership changes in the organization’s Texas chapter on Friday. Mike [...]

Oppose $4 Billion New Electricity Tax

January 13, 2014

Texas is under an all-out assault from multi-billion dollar electricity generators and Wall Street firms that are pushing the Public Utility Commission of Texas to impose a $4 billion a year electricity tax on Texas consumers that will be used to fund $4 billion a year of corporate welfare that will put taxpayers – not [...]

State agency blows through tax dollars on furniture that would not fit into their offices

January 06, 2014

KEYE-TV WasteWatch reported on a disturbing spending spree by the Office of the Fire fighters’ Pension Commissioner’s office.  An yet-to-be-determined amount of money was spent on furniture by an agency which responsible for monitoring and assisting over 300 local fire fighter pension plans.  Over half of those were volunteer firefighters. The State Auditor report which [...]

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