Level the Playing Field

What to know: A bill ending energy discrimination has been sent to the governor for signing.

The TPPF take: This bill will end the practice of discriminating against responsible energy producers—in a state that produces more energy than any other.

“Wall Street banks and investment firms are colluding to deny critical financing to the energy producers we all rely on — threatening Texas jobs, our economy, our energy independence, and our quality of life,” says TPPF’s Jason Isaac. “Senate Bill 13 sends a clear message that we won’t stand for this energy discrimination campaign killing American jobs, driving up cost of living, and shifting energy production to unstable countries with poor environmental standards.”

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A Conservative Texas Budget

What to know: The Texas Legislature has adopted a budget for the coming two years that’s well within our Conservative Texas Budget limits.

The TPPF take: This is a big win for Texans.

“By holding the budget’s increase to $4.3 billion below population growth plus inflation—after appropriately excluding the $6.1 billion to maintain property tax relief, the Texas budget sustains the efforts over the last three sessions to keep spending in check so the economy and families have more opportunities to prosper,” says TPPF’s Vance Ginn.

For more on the budget, click here.

The Passing of a Giant

What to know: Foster Friess, an investor and philanthropist, died last week at the age of 81.

The TPPF take: Foster was a man who put his faith into action.

“Going back to my days in Wyoming, I I have been privileged to call Foster a friend, and to have worked with him and his family on some important endeavors, such as Jackson Hole Classical Academy,” says TPPF’s Kevin Roberts. “I will always remember him as a source of great inspiration to do what is right, for God and for country.”

For more on Foster Friess, click here.