Fans of school choice—like private school vouchers and charter schools—celebrated Milton Friedman’s birthday by describing how baffled they are by opposition from public schools.
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Texas lawmakers have filed more than a dozen bills this session that augment or add restrictions to the behavior of registered sex offenders, of […]
Angry debate erupted on House floor when Rep. Byron Cook allowed an amendment that would’ve gutted a previously-uncontested portion of the PUC sunset bill.
There was a pro-gun rally at the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon. Normally those events take place in front of the Capitol, but this one […]
Some folks in Texas took notice today when Buzzfeed reported that Josh Treviño, a conservative pundit employed by the influential Texas Public Policy Foundation, had been paid $389,000 to produce propaganda for the Malaysian government, including attacks on a pro-democracy leader.
But one thing everyone should be able to agree on is that conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan is horrible at math. Twice in the past month, Sullivan’s been thoroughly busted on the widely disseminated, but bogus, numbers that he uses to convince credulous tea partiers and lawmakers that Texas is a profligate spender.
There’s something peculiar about a discussion framed as “Can the Free Market Protect the Environment?” that includes virtually no discussion of how to protect the environment. Instead, at one of the final panels of the corporate-funded Texas Public Policy Foundation conference—a must-attend event for many in the Capitol crowd—the panelists mostly mulled the meaning of “liberty” and ran through a bill of particulars against the EPA, bureaucrats and “the Left.”
“When someone says ‘I’m not for vouchers, I’m not for tax credit,'” Patrick said. “It’s not about the students, it’s about protecting superintendents, it’s about protecting teachers and the adults.”
The panel, “Should Texas Sunset the Sunset Commission?” asked an apparently pressing question on the minds at TPPF, but hardly anybody else’s.
Gov. Rick Perry delivered the keynote address on Thursday morning for the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s policy conference. Perry began his speech in a […]