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AFP-TX Driving to the Dream Bus Package

Join your fellow Texas freedom fighters in Dallas next month for the Defending the American Dream Summit. We have limited bus space departing from locations throughout the state – ride along with us! The Defending the American Dream Summit brings together AFP activists from all over the country and features prominent speakers and panelists. Among […]


AFP Testimony: Senate Education Committee Hearing Nov. 17, 2014

November 17, 2014 J

Senate Education Committee Hearing November 17, 2014 Testimony by Peggy Venable Americans for Prosperity Foundation-Texas One-tenth of the nation’s K-12 students go to school in Texas today and we are challenged with providing them the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. Education is the springboard to a fulfilling, productive and prosperous life. Texas is in […]

Newly Released Index Puts Texas in Top 10 – Again

October 29, 2014 J

Texas again makes the top 10 states with the best state business tax climate in an index released by the Tax Foundation.  None of our neighboring states made the top 10 list and Florida is the only other large state which made that list. While taxes are a fact of life, not all tax systems […]

Light Rail in Austin: Will Voters Give it the Green Light?

October 20, 2014 J

Light rail is on the ballot Nov. 4 in Austin.  The question for voters is whether or not the bond is affordable and appropriately addresses the traffic congestion. Early voting is underway now as Austinites assess the value of Prop 1, the urban (light) rail referendum. Most residents – and likely all commuters – would […]

Texas: Open for Business and Thriving

September 16, 2014

Texas is a leader in job creation, innovation and putting out a Texas-size welcome mat. Those are the words of Texas Comptroller Susan Combs, who shared this in the Fall 2014 newsletter: From 2000-2013, Texas employment grew 24.9% while the rest of the country grew only 4.7%. Texas came late into the big recession and […]