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AFP-TX Responds to President Obama’s Campaign Visit

Austin, TX – Americans for Prosperity – Texas State Director Peggy Venable issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s campaign visit to Austin: “President Obama’s visit to Austin today is just another demonstration of how out of touch he is with the average American. In a time when unemployment continues to soar and [...]


Teachers Will Earn More with School Choice

September 25, 2014 J

We have been frustrated that only half the Education dollars get directed to the classrooms, and teachers earn only a fraction of that. TPPF has done a study of teacher pay when school choice is available to parents and kids. Then good teachers will be in demand and their pay will increase. Here is an [...]

It’s Constitution Day!

September 17, 2014 J

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. [...]


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, [...]