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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 [...]

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TODAY’S SCHOOL FINANCE RULING IS DISAPPOINTING BUT PREDICTABLE

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, [...]

New School Accountability Ratings are Out

August 08, 2014 J

New School Accountability Ratings are Out See How Your School Was Rated The Texas Education Agency released the 2014 school accountability standards today amid much anticipation. The rating system assessment measures and evaluates student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and post-secondary readiness. Just over 84% of Texas schools met the standards leaving 9% requiring [...]

AFP-TX Declares Support for Biennial Budget Plan

July 16, 2014

AUSTIN — The Texas chapter of Americans for Prosperity is offering its support today for a plan to cap biennial spending released by the Texans for a Conservative Budget Coalition. The plan would hold budget growth to no more than population growth plus inflation. AFP-Texas State Director Mike Hasson and AFP States Policy Director Peggy [...]

AFP-TX Declares Support for Biennial Budget Number

July 15, 2014 J

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2014 CONTACT: Mike Hasson at MHasson@afphq.org.  AFP-TX Declares Support for Biennial Budget Number  AUSTIN — The Texas chapter of Americans for Prosperity is offering its support today for a budget number to cap biennial spending released by the Texans for a Conservative Budget Coalition. The budget number would hold budget growth [...]