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Federalism, Texas Style
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Federalism, Texas Style

Leave it to the Lone Star State to put up a fight.  Despite unprecedented federal government expansion, Texas is determined to flex their Constitutionally granted state powers.  At the helm is Governor Perry, known for his love of the tenth amendment.

01/23/2013
Revamping Higher Education: The $10,000 College Degree
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Revamping Higher Education: The $10,000 College Degree

Student loan debt has risen to approximately $1 trillion, surpassing America's credit card debt. In the midst of prolonged economic downturn, the cost of higher education continues to creep upwards. In an effort to mitigate the looming damage of a deflated higher education bubble, Texas Governor, Rick Perry, asked Texas colleges to come up with a way to provide a $10,000 college degree.  It's been a year since Governor Perry issued the charge and several colleges have risen to the challenge.

11/30/2012
Texas - It is Time to Oust Straus
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Texas - It is Time to Oust Straus

In the days leading up to last Tuesday’s election, key proof was released by RedState Editor Erick Erickson regarding Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus’ palpable disdain for Texas’ conservative grassroots base.

11/12/2012
$15.1M Construction Project Halted for a Single Spider
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$15.1M Construction Project Halted for a Single Spider

San Antonio spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation,  Josh Donat has said that a planned $15.1 million highway underpass project begun in April is now “highly unlikely...we’ve been asked to avoid further excavation if we can.” The project, which is currently underway will have to be halted. Why? Because of a spider. 

10/02/2012
In the Shadow of the Senate: A New Tax Emerges
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In the Shadow of the Senate: A New Tax Emerges

In the midst of chaotic negotiations between the Senate and the House over the debt ceiling, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) had another priority: introducing the Main Street Fairness Act, a new quasi-federalized Internet sales tax.

08/01/2011
Texas Lawmakers Defy Governor Perry's Veto of Internet Sales Tax
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Texas Lawmakers Defy Governor Perry's Veto of Internet Sales Tax

Texas lawmakers are including an Internet sales tax provision in SB1, a revenue generating bill; defying Governor Rick Perry’s veto on the Internet sales tax bill last month. Governor Perry has stated that he strongly disagrees with the provision and wants it removed. “I urge lawmakers to remove the Internet sales tax language from SB1.

06/10/2011
One Step Closer to an Internet Sales Tax in Texas
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One Step Closer to an Internet Sales Tax in Texas

Last week, the Texas Legislature passed HB 2403, a bill aimed at taxing your internet purchases.  Currently, purchases made over the Internet are tax-free if the company does not have a physical presence within the state.  The bill expands the definition of a “nexus” or physical presence to include warehouses and distribution centers where online retailers distribute goods.

05/16/2011
Help Oppose Cap and Trade - Attend the Energy Citizens' Rally in Houston!
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Help Oppose Cap and Trade - Attend the Energy Citizens' Rally in Houston!

As I’m sure you’ve seen, President Obama’s healthcare reform campaign has been dominating the airwaves and town hall meetings around the country.  It cannot be underestimated how important it is to stop this big government scheme.

08/14/2009

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