This weekend, we contributed a piece to the Austin American-Statesman’s legislative series. You can read the full oped below, which originally ran in the Statesman on Sunday, Dec. 9: Sarah Campsey’s children are her world. She’d sacrifice anything to give
Texas needs a budget and tax system that is fair, adequate, and responsive to our state’s growing population and needs. The ability to invest in public services that will build a more prosperous future for all Texans relies on the ability of our tax system to support those services.
Small businesses are described by politicians as self-made entrepreneurs who built their companies “on their own,” and therefore oppose “job-killing taxation.” But a nationwide scientific opinion poll conducted in October found that the majority of small business owners—more of whom identify
By F. Scott McCown Leading up to yesterday’s election, Americans expressed a strong hunger for elected officials who would maturely put country first. Now that the elections are over, we urge our elected officials to do just that—and a good place
By Frances Deviney Election Day pretty much feels like a day dedicated to adults. Only adults can register to vote. Only long-time adults tend to run for public office. And, frankly, adults are typically the only ones who become emotionally invested
By Mia Ibarra TexasForward, a broad-based revenue coalition promoting a balanced approach to state budget decisions, held its quarterly membership meeting on Friday, October 26. Representatives from many of the coalition’s 53 member organizations gathered in Austin to strategize
By Dick Lavine Let’s try this again – the beer tax I mentioned recently was just a simple-to-understand example of why the Legislature needs to go through the Tax Code with a fine-tooth comb. Last year, the Legislature cut our schools’ budget
By Chandra Villanueva Texas is responsible for educating 5 million kids, and 60 percent of those kids are poor. We have an obligation to ensure that every child succeeds in school today so they can be ready for college and careers. As