Legislative Alerts

States Fiscal Condition Rankings Report Puts Texas at #19

July 17, 2015

The Mercatus Center released their updated “State Fiscal Condition Rankings.”   Yet another study has confirmed what we already knew – states with lower taxes do better. AFPF’s Akash Chougule penned a blog on the report which can be found here. You can learn the highlights from the report and learn the metrics behind the ranking […]

Mega-States: An Analysis of Student Performance in the Five Most Heavily Populated States

July 15, 2015

This report is not new, but provides some valuable insight into education performance in the US. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, California, Florida, Illinois, New York, and Texas enroll close to 40 percent of the nation’s public school students. The importance of these “Mega-States” goes beyond the sheer size of their population. They […]

Over $4 Billion in Tax Relief

June 22, 2015J,

AFP-Texas was there when Gov Abbott Signed Legislation Providing Over $4 Billion In Tax Relief For Businesses And Homeowners AFP-TX State Director Jerome Greener was there when Governor Greg Abbott hosted a bill signing ceremony at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in Austin.  There, he ceremonially signed into law HB 32 (D. Bonnen, R-Angleton; Nelson, R-Flower […]

AFP End of Session Statement

As we close the book on the 84th Texas Legislative Session, we will take a few days to assess the progress made in the areas of economic freedom.   After 140 days, the gavels finally fell in the Texas House and Senate and legislation is headed to the Governor’s desk.   While we wait for […]