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UT ranked 3rd Richest University in the US

Higher education reform centered on funding and on reforms in the delivery system.  It appears one Texas University – yes, THE University of Texas – isn’t hurting for money. The most recent comprehensive endowment study from the National Association of College and University Business Owners, which evaluated the 2011 endowment funds for 839 institutions in [...]


Texas Employment Growth Bests Nation’s

April 17, 2014 J,

Richard Fisher,  President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, spoke at a Texas Public Policy Foundation event this week and presented the Texas economic update.  Highlights included: Texas employment grew 2.5% in 2013. – Added 278,000 jobs In 2014, Texas grew 2.9% through February. – Added 54,500 jobs Manufacturing lost jobs, but output expanding. [...]

It’s Tax Freedom Day in Texas

April 11, 2014 J,

Tax Freedom Day is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for year.  That represents the day our earnings are available to us for food, clothing, shelter and other family budget items like health care and medicine. Most taxpayers are surprised – and disgusted [...]

Politics, Public Policy and Prosperity

March 04, 2014

By Peggy Venable We at Americans for Prosperity support free-market policies that promote prosperity.  Texas is the best example of how good policies impact the economy and individuals lives. For 23 years, Texas has outpaced the country in job creation by a factor of more than two-to-one.  That statement was made by Dallas Federal Reserve [...]

Just Exempt Us All and Repeal the Law

February 10, 2014 J

It’s official – the Obama Administration has exempted or delayed yet another segment of the population.  They are exempting mid-size businesses until 2016 and giving big businesses more time.  No surprise, as the business community has been vocal in their opposition to ObamaCare mandates.   The Treasury Department said employers with fewer than 100 workers won’t [...]

No More Common Core Coercion!

February 05, 2014 J

Senate Republicans will introduce a resolution Wednesday that calls on the federal government to stop coercing states to adopt the Common Core educational standards. The resolution is sponsored by South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, and is co-sponsored by South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, Utah Sen. Mike Lee, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Oklahoma Sen. James [...]

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