Texas

School choice proponents hope for a ‘grand bargain’

School choice proponents hope for a ‘grand bargain’

We Say: For years Texas parents have, out of pocket, funded sending their kids to nongovernment schools while still paying exorbitant school taxes for public schools. For many, it was a serious sacrifice but considered worth it because of the wide gap between Texas Public Schools and the moral and scholastic education these parents wanted […]

COVERING THEIR ASSETS: Local Officials Bash Property Tax Relief

COVERING THEIR ASSETS: Local Officials Bash Property Tax Relief

WORKING OVERTIME: A daylong Senate Finance Committee hearing was dominated by local officials determined to kill property tax reform in Texas. We Say: Every year we get an assessment of taxes owed to cover the cost of city and county government, schools, aquifer, parks, transportation, and…and…(it’s a pretty long list). Since you’re a wealthy Texas […]

We Met With Senator Cornyn’s Regional Director

We Met With Senator Cornyn’s Regional Director

We Say: SATP hosted a luncheon meeting Friday, January 27, 2017, with Jonathan Huhn, Regional Director for Senator John Cornyn. We showed up with a long list of issues where conservative votes need to prevail as soon as possible. Mr. Don Kirchoff compiled an excellent list (below). Heritage Action Scorecard for the full 114 Session […]

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