The Liberty Action Agenda is a set of critical reforms that must be made to promote and defend liberty, personal responsibility, and free enterprise in Texas. To ensure the flourishing of Texans during the next quarter-century, we must work now toward these bold policy proposals that embody the Texas ideal.
End Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying: The Texas Legislature should no longer allow local governments to hire unaccountable lobbyists with taxpayer dollars.
Empower Parents and Institute Education Savings Accounts: Every Texas parent must be given the freedom to choose the best education for their child by expanding the range of options open to all children, including education savings accounts, charter school expansion, and career development programs.
Secure the Texas Border: Texas should protect its citizens and communities from the cartels and their drug- and human-smuggling operations by using whatever legal means necessary to gain operational control of and secure the border, including the creation of its own border force. Texas should not wait for the federal government to act; instead, using its constitutional authority to disrupt all cartel activity – including its coordination with the Mexican government and elites – and assert state sovereignty.
Eliminate Property Taxes and Rein in Local Spending: By continuing to buy down our school district maintenance and operating property tax rates, policymakers can put Texas on a pathway to eliminate property taxes. Policymakers should extend the same responsible spending policies required of the state to cities and counties.
Protect the Public and Solve Crimes: Texas must prioritize solving violent crimes to get dangerous offenders off the street and keep our communities safe.
Make the Energy Grid More Reliable: Texas should require all electric generators, not just new ones, to guarantee a certain amount of power to the grid during periods of high demand.
Make Affordable Healthcare More Accessible to Patients: Texas should ensure that nonprofit hospitals follow existing rules requiring them to use the tax savings they receive from the state to lower healthcare costs for certain patients.
Restore the Proper Mission of Higher Education: Texas should ensure that public higher education institutions foster diversity of thought, encourage innovation, resist ideological conformity, and return to their proper role of widening the sphere of knowledge for students. Taxpayers should not fund programs that divide, exclude, and indoctrinate students, nor should the accreditation organizations be able to extort schools into promoting one ideological agenda.
Pass a Conservative Texas Budget: The Texas budget should not grow beyond the average taxpayers’ ability to pay. Texas should use traditional metrics like inflation and population growth to determine a responsible spending limit.
Promote Responsible Artificial Intelligence Reform: Texas should adopt sector-specific AI regulatory frameworks that promote transparency and maximize human dignity, ensuring Texas is the national model for balancing ethics and growth.
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