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It’s Constitution Day!

September 17, 2014

We the People of the United States… It’s the supreme law of the land.  Written in the 18th century, the US Constitution was meant to serve generations to come as the principles the Founders articulated transcend both time and technology. The document wasn’t written to be placed on the shelf but to live in the [...]

AFP Statement by Peggy Venable: Austin and Travis County Spending, Debt

September 09, 2014

AFP Statement by Peggy Venable at Press Conference on Austin and Travis County Spending and Debt Sept 9, 2014, Austin City Hall We at Americans for Prosperity are concerned that spending – and debt – is outpacing the Austin area’s growth. Moreover, local government debt in Texas is a growing threat to our economic freedom. [...]

TODAY'S SCHOOL FINANCE RULING IS DISAPPOINTING BUT PREDICTABLE

August 28, 2014

District Court Judge John Dietz’s ruling fails to address the important state constitutional issue of efficiency which is defined as productivity of results.  Today’s adequacy ruling was predictable and ultimately irrelevant. We at Americans for Prosperity are convinced that restructuring the state school finance system is necessary to enhance efficiencies and that putting education decision [...]

Texas Tops List on Economic Prosperity; Near Bottom of List on Government Debt

August 15, 2014

Statement by Peggy Venable Policy and Legislative Director, AFP-Texas & Senior Fellow, Americans for Prosperity Texas is the top state in the country on economic performance but the state’s economic outlook is dimmed by one blaring problem in Texas. This week, an updated Rich States, Poor States report, officially named the ALEC-Laffer Economic Competitiveness Index, [...]

New School Accountability Ratings are Out

August 08, 2014

New School Accountability Ratings are Out See How Your School Was Rated The Texas Education Agency released the 2014 school accountability standards today amid much anticipation. The rating system assessment measures and evaluates student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and post-secondary readiness. Just over 84% of Texas schools met the standards leaving 9% requiring [...]

AFP-TX Declares Support for Biennial Budget Plan

July 16, 2014

AUSTIN — The Texas chapter of Americans for Prosperity is offering its support today for a plan to cap biennial spending released by the Texans for a Conservative Budget Coalition. The plan would hold budget growth to no more than population growth plus inflation. AFP-Texas State Director Mike Hasson and AFP States Policy Director Peggy [...]

AFP-TX Declares Support for Biennial Budget Number

July 15, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2014 CONTACT: Mike Hasson at MHasson@afphq.org.  AFP-TX Declares Support for Biennial Budget Number  AUSTIN — The Texas chapter of Americans for Prosperity is offering its support today for a budget number to cap biennial spending released by the Texans for a Conservative Budget Coalition. The budget number would hold budget growth [...]

Open Letter to President Obama from AFP-TX

July 10, 2014

AFP-Texas State Director Mike Hasson and AFP Policy Director Peggy Venable released the following open message to President Obama prior to his remarks in the state today: Welcome To The Texas Economy, Mr. President Please Look Around, But Don’t Touch Anything Today, President Obama is giving a speech in Texas on the economy. If his [...]

Gov. Perry to Headline AFP "Defending the American Dream" Summit

July 01, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2014 CONTACT: Chris Neefus at (703) 517-4504 or CNeefus@afphq.org        Gov. Perry to Headline AFP “Defending the American Dream” Summit Group’s signature event to take place in Dallas, August 29-30.  DALLAS — Americans for Prosperity announced today that Texas Governor Rick Perry will headline the group’s signature annual event, the Defending the American Dream [...]

Most Texans Support School Choice

June 26, 2014

A new poll out found that most Texans support school choice – https://www.texastribune.org/plus/edu/vol-1/no-7/poll-reveals-wide-support-education-reform/ Like this post? Chip in $5 to AFP.