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Securing a Bright Future for Texas

Texas State Senator Craig Estes

Texas State Senator Craig Estes

May 6, 2013 -The following is an opinion editorial from State Senator Craig Estes on Senate Joint Resolution 1 titled “Securing a Bright Future for Texas”.

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Texas businesses have created more than 500,000 jobs since November 2011. Our economy is growing nearly 50 percent faster than the rest of the country and our cost of living remains low. Things are going well in Texas, and people are noticing. That is why over the next 50 years, the population of our great state is expected to grow by 20 million, from around 26 million today to more than 46 million in 2060. Americans realize they can afford a nice life in Texas and are choosing our state as a place to work, live, and start a family.

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Texas Public Policy Foundation publishes policy brief

We continue to see news stories about the possibility that President Obama and some in Congress may push through a second stimulus package after the election.  In light of that, the Texas Public Policy Foundation published a policy brief on the effects of the first stimulus package on both the U.S. and Texas economies.   We believe every Texan should study this policy brief in detail.

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By the Numbers: Texas Stimulus

by James Quintero, Fiscal Policy Analyst

Click here to see the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s policy brief.

Thank you David Guenthner, Director of Media and Government Relations, dguenthner@texaspolicy.com , for bringing this policy brief to our attention.


Federal health care reform would cost Texas dearly

State Rep. Phil King(2009)2This is a good, quick read and explains well what Obama-care will cost individual Texans.  It’s the first thorough “Texas” breakdown I’ve seen.

Phil King (R-Weatherford)

(512) 463-0738

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September 11, 2009
San Antonio Express-News
Arlene Wohlgemuth

As Congress continues its health care debate, the American public is focused squarely on the implications that current federal proposals will have on our nation’s economy, health-care system and fiscal future.

“The Prognosis for National Health Insurance: A Texas Perspective,” the recent report by internationally renowned economist Arthur Laffer for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, concluded that a reform based on President Barack Obama’s principles — including an estimated $1 trillion increase in federal government health subsidies over 10 years — will accelerate health-care inflation; slow our economy, cost every Texas resident an additional $4,265, and still leave about 30 million Americans uninsured.

Fiscal Conservatism and the Soul of the GOP

The Texas governor on Arnold, Sarah, ObamaCare and the future of his party.
By EMILY ESFAHANI SMITH

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Austin, Texas
California needs a strong leader, says Texas governor Rick Perry. That strong leader, Mr. Perry thinks, needs to go to Sacramento and “take special interests out” of government. He needs to “make massive cuts” in spending and taxes. And he needs “to make major changes in the constitution,” including tort reform. Continue reading →