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.