Public Policy

Free Market Solutions for Texas Policy Issues
Economic Development

Texas is the right place to do business, whether you are an individual entrepreneur, a Super Major oil company, or the world’s largest tech company.

Economic Empowerment

Texas should clamp down on burdensome occupational licensing laws and regulations that make it too expensive for entrepreneurs from starting their own business, and even skilled workers from entering the workforce.

Education Reform

In recent decades, we’ve seen a constant trend of increased federal, state, and local spending on public education.

Energy Development and Regulation

Texas is the energy capital of the world. The advancements of hydraulic fracturing, horizontal drilling and GIS have made Texas’ vast oil and gas resources economically accessible.

Fiscal Responsibility

Texans deserve to have their tax dollars spent wisely and efficiently.

Free Expression

The right to free speech is at the core of what makes a free society “free”. Our public universities should be bastions of free thought, self-expression, and inquisitiveness.

Health Care

Healthcare reform should respect our constitutional system and allow states to develop local health standards, practices, and regulations, rather than imposing a one-size-fits-all federal scheme.

Licensing Reform

Technological innovation and market-oriented practices are decentralizing technology and challenging crony capitalism.

Smart Cities

State and local governments should explore innovative ways to deliver public services more efficiently, by automating processes, modernizing outmoded technologies, and replacing outdated utilities with state-of-the-art utilities through privatization.

State and Local Taxes

Texas taxpayers are the best arbiters of how their money is spent – not politicians.


State and local funds for highways, roads, and general infrastructure should be spent wisely and effectively as Texans’ daily lives are affected by how this money is spent.

Public Policy Issues Affecting Texas Commerce and the Quality of Life of Texans:

  • State and Local Tax
  • Licensing Reform
  • Energy
  • Education Reform
  • Criminal Justice Reform
  • Smart Cities
  • Economic Development
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Transportation
  • Medical Autonomy
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Free Expression

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