Smaller Government - Lower Taxes - Personal Responsibility
Arlington Tea Party Meeting
Upcoming 2017 Legistative Session
Property Tax Restructuring - Your property values goes up, the property rate (set by local governments) stays the same. Net result is you pay more in taxes. The Apprasial Board (who set the values) is a group of unelected officials who are appointed by the various local entitles. Bottom line is that there is an increase in the amount of taxes paid, and no elected officials are accountable. Contact us if you want to be part of the change on this issue.
Rights of the Unborn - With the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the standards abortion clinics need to be as set by The Great State of Texas was unconstitutional, expect new initiatives in the effort to protect children in utero. Conversations with various State Senators and Representatives are underway. Contact us if you want to be part of the change on this issue.
Budget and the Economy - The Great State of Texas has one of the greatest economies in the United States and the world. To keep our economy moving forward, consertative budgetary constrants must be maintained. Expect liberal tricks and gimmicks to surface. This effort will require all hands on deck to ensure that smaller government and lower taxes win the day. Contact us if you want to be part of the effort on this issue.
Education - TEA's decision to throw out some of the STAAR test this last academic year symbolize how much work still needs to be done in Education. The largest single line item in the Texas budget has lots of complex and moving parts. We are always looking for knowledgeable and informed citizens to help monitor and recommend ways to make the ecucation system in The Great State of Texas better. Contact us if you want to be part of the effort on this issue.
Securing the Border - The current status of a safe and secure border is sad. Washington D.C. seems unwilling or unable to protect Texans specifically or Americans in general. We are working to change the current failing system from a reaction based system to a proactive based system. Short term increases in funding may be needed, but we believe that there will be a long term savings to taxpayers, not to mentions a safer Texas. Contact us if you want to be part of the effort on this issue.
New Stadium in Arlington - The official position of the Lone Star Tea Party is to not take a position. Members are split and are very passionate in their differing positions. Allowing individuals to determine their position on this issue is the best policy on this. The only advice or guidance to give here is to remember this is an issue. After the November 7th election, we are still family and no individual issue should ever be allowed to become so decisive that anyone takes another position personally. Remember...issues are issues...family is family.
Arlington School District Property Tax Rate Reduction - The Arlington School Board has voted a reduction in the tax rate by 2.3 cents. More details at the Lone Star Tea Party Facebook page. Link to the right.
Arlington City Property Tax Rate Reduction - Efforts are still ongoing to get a meaningful reduction in the tax rate. Current proposals include a token reduction. More details as things progress.
Candidates for the November 7 Election - We are excited at the candidates running for local office. Solid consertative leadership. As voters, do your homework...and vote.