TOLLS ARE A TAX
The solution…RAISE THE GAS TAX, INSTEAD
For decades, the TX Legislature (and the federal government’s RTC – Regional Transportation Council) have cried that they MUST sellout our public roads to foreign owned companies who build toll roads and charge us by the mile into perpetuity to travel across metropolitan areas in Texas. We were told in 2014 that to keep up with transportation needs, Texas would have to raise the gas tax by 20 cents. Texas hasn’t raised the state gas tax since 1991. Transportation is one of the few responsibilities of federal, state, and local governments. Continue reading “TOLLS ARE A TAX – HOW MUCH COULD YOU SAVE?”
An NFL referee can’t perform his duty if he’s not well educated on the 200+ page rule book. Voters can’t expedite their duty if they don’t know the rules restricting government – that is the Supreme Law of the land; the 34 page U.S. Constitution. It is upon these principles that our Texas Constitution and statutes are supposed to be enacted.
If you plan to vote on the 7 proposed amendments to our 200+ page Texas Constitution, you should have consistent rules by which you judge every amendment. I consistently use the U.S. Constitution as my benchmark. My three test questions are found here because every law increases the size, scope, and cost of government.
The 84th Legislature will heat up next week, with 29 Committee Hearings scheduled as of today.
Here’s a sampling of bills that are scheduled to be heard: FINANCE
• Committees on Finance continue their hearings EDUCATION
• Compensatory education allotment funding to provide assistance with child care to students at risk of dropping out of school.
• Testing of students with limited English proficiency
• notifying a parent or guardian whether an employee of a school is appointed school marshal Continue reading “29 COMMITTEE HEARINGS NEXT WEEK”