by Phyllis Schlafly, May 21, 2008
The media have been telling us to watch the gun-control case now before the U.S. Supreme Court, where we await a decision about Americans' Second Amendment rights. But the Second Circuit Court of Appeals just handed down an equally important gun decision that has additional implications against judicial supremacy.
With the recent close of the 80th Texas Legislative Session I wanted to express, once again, that I am very proud of the conservative leadership and our accomplishments. Over the last three sessions, lead by the conservative leadership of the Republican majority, we have kept our promises to provide tax relief, improve Texas schools and maintain fiscal accountability in state government without raising taxes.
Greetings Friends, Constitutes and Supporters:This week after nearly 18 hours of debate the Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 1, the Appropriations Bill for the 2009-2010 biennium. The budget totals just over $150 billion and I believe it presents a fiscally conservative and responsible budget that funds the state's responsibilities while saving revenue for future appropriations. This is an increase of approximately 5.4 percent from the previous biennium.When you consider the state's population growth and the rate of inflation since that time, this increase represents solid fiscally conservative use of taxpayers' money.