Promote Government Reform, Accountability and Fiscal Responsibility

Recognizing that government must be a careful and protective steward over the money it collects from taxpayers, and that low taxes and limited government are the foundation stones of economic growth, I pledge to:

  • Balance the state budget without raising taxes.
  • Enact a stricter constitutional spending limit based on population and inflation.
  • Protect the Economic Stabilization (Rainy Day) Fund.
  • Amend the Texas Constitution to prohibit budget certification using dedicated funds.
  • Reform the Sunset Commission to refocus the commission, expand public participation and give it authority similar to BRAC.
  • Institute zero-based budgeting.