Category Archives: Texas Borrow and Spend Practices

TEA Party advocates say new debt the same as new taxes

Monday, April 15, 2013

UPDATE: Fleming said after the news conference that Judson wasn’t part of it, but simply was in the room. He didn’t speak at the news conference — not everyone there spoke — but we talked afterward. Ms. Fleming said the other advocates there don’t support any increase in the gas tax and vehicle registration fees. Continue reading

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At Capitol, Tea Party Slams State Transportation Plans

by Chris Hooks, published in The Texas Tribune

With large-scale financing plans for transportation and water in the air, Tea Party activists cracked the whip at a Capitol news conference Monday, strongly criticizing officeholders’ proposals for those and other projects.

Three days after Gov. Rick Perry raised the possibility of a number of new revenue streams for transportation funding, including the issuing of 100-year bonds to pay for road construction, members of Texas Tea Parties gathered to warn legislators about caving on conservative principles. Continue reading