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How Far Do Your Tax Dollars Go Toward Road Funding?

Posted on · Your gas tax dollars and vehicle registration fees are supposed to cover the cost of building and maintaining our road system here in Texas, but a public interest group out of Austin says that’s not the case. A new report from the Texas Public Interest Research Group says drivers actually pay for less than half […]

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How Transparent is the State’s Government Spending?

Posted on · The Texas Public Interest Research Group recently released its annual report grading each state based on how well it provides government spending information online. Texas came in as one of the leading states in the country. We’ll talk with the state director for TexPIRG about how transparent government spending is in the state, what the […]