AFP-Texas Supports HB 3654: Testimony by Peggy Venable

House Investments and Financial Services Committee Meeting April 15, 2015 Testimony by Peggy Venable on behalf of Americans for Prosperity-Texas In Support of HB 3654 Americans for Prosperity-Texas is pleased to support HB 3654 and we thank Rep. Jim Murphy for sponsoring this legislation. We appreciate your leadership in helping taxpayers have greater access to information […]

AFP-Texas Applauds Texas Senate Passing Historic Spending Limit Legislation

April 09, 2015J

Americans for Prosperity has long advocated for government spindling limits tied to the increase in population and inflation.  With the Senate passage of SB 9 by Sen. Kelly Hancock, Texas is closer now to amending current law relating to the constitutional limit. Spending limits are the foundation for fiscal responsibility and reduce the dependence on […]

A Case Where Saving Money Could Cost You More

November 25, 2014J

Local taxing entities would not need to provide voters with notice in the local newspaper of an upcoming tax increase or bond initiative if HB 139 introduced by Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-92) becomes law. Under the proposed legislation, local entities would be required to provide the Texas Comptroller of Public Account’s office with notice, which […]

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

October 20, 2014J

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 […]