Newly Released Index Puts Texas in Top 10 – Again

October 29, 2014J

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 […]

Kill the Death Tax

September 03, 2014J

The death tax, also known as the estate tax, is a tax on a person’s assets at death. Family-owned farms and businesses are most vulnerable to the death tax. When one generation wishes to pass family business assets down to the next generation, the death tax can threaten the continued viability of the business’ operations. […]

Champion in Local Government

August 20, 2014J

Some local government officials are champions of economic freedom and finding ways to cut taxes for their residents – while still providing services. Many of us who champion limited government and economic freedom have been watching Von Ormy, Texas, Mayor Art Martinez for some time.  In October 2013, The Von Ormy Star featured a headline […]

Local debt needs some sunshine

May 07, 2014J,

Texas ranks highly when it comes to letting taxpayers know how state government spends its money, according to a new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. The report, called “Following the Money 2014,” named Texas the fourth most transparent state in providing online access to government expenditure information, behind Indiana, Oregon and Florida. […]

Before Considering more Debt, Tally What you Owe.

April 29, 2014J,

Texas voters are being asked to consider local 81 bond initiatives totaling $6.7 Billion which are on the May ballot.   Early voting is underway and runs through May 6 for the May 10 election. Prudent financial management at all levels of government is crucial to ensuring Texas remains a desirable destination for business and an […]