Chuck DeVore

The Hon. Chuck DeVore is the Vice President of Policy at Texas Public Policy Foundation. Follow him on Twitter @chuckdevore.


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Letting the Facts Defend Texas

AUSTIN, Texas--An article entitled, “He’ll mess with Texas: Recruiting expert says state ‘has to buy jobs,’” appeared in the Austin Business Journal on July 9 and appeared across the nation in the BizJournals.com family. The piece managed to insult both Texas and the facts by quoting a Mr. Michael Gallis of Charlotte, North Carolina, an “expert” in urban planning and transportation matters. Jul 15, 2014 6:20 AM PT

Small Business Owners Grade the States: California F, Texas A+

Another business climate survey was just released, and, in what won’t be a shock for regular Breitbart readers, it assigns Texas a grade of A+ for small business friendliness with California netting an F. What makes this survey unique is both the surveyor, Thumbtack, and the methodology. Jun 20, 2014 6:20 AM PT

Why Texas Needs Independent Think Tanks

“Think tank…” For the average American, the phrase likely conjures up a range of thoughts, from a vague wrinkle of the brow to a silent muse lines along the lines of a classic Jerry Seinfeld sketch, “It’s a tank. To think in. I’ll just do my thinking in this tank…" May 13, 2014 10:01 AM PT

Obama Proposes Tolls on Interstates Across Nation

As with many federal accounts, the Highway Trust Fund is running on empty. Refilled with the 18.4-cent per gallon gas tax and disbursed by politicians and bureaucrats in Washington, the federal highway fund faces a $63 billion shortfall through 2018. Texas gets $2-3 billion per year from the fund which goes towards the roughly $7 billion in yearly Texas Department of Transportation expenditures. Apr 30, 2014 2:07 PM PT

Texas Sees Greater Declines in Welfare than Nation, California Numbers Rise

The number of food stamp recipients (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) fell in Texas in 2013, dropping 4.6 percent from a year earlier to 3.9 million recipients in December 2013. Nationally, SNAP caseload declined by 2.1 percent from December 2012 to December 2013 as the job market gradually warmed up. Mar 25, 2014 5:23 AM PT

Texas Tax Burden Fell in 2011 as Economy Improved

Overall taxes as a share of Texas’ residents’ income fell from 2010 to 2011, from 7.9 percent to 7.5 percent, mainly due to the strength of the Texas economy and the fact that the Texas state legislature resisted calls from big government advocates to increase taxes during the 2011 legislative session—a session that was confronted with a challenging deficit. Mar 22, 2014 6:15 AM PT

Texas: The Antidote to the Soft Tyranny Gripping America

Today, the federal government has more than 180,000 complicated rules, not all of them small. In 1979, we had “only” 30,000. That was the year the late U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy (D-MN) said, “The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.” Feb 27, 2014 6:54 AM PT

Breitbart Texas' Mission: Saving Liberty At The Center Of Universe

Andrew understood the other side, their world view and he acted to create the most cognitive dissonance possible within the Left’s collective. Andrew made the right people very uncomfortable. Brash. Direct. Devastating. He reveled in it. Andrew was hated by the Left because he was once one of them, steeped in moral relativism’s petulant vibes and cultural Marxism’s haughty certainty from a first rate, if banal, college education. Feb 17, 2014 11:59 AM PT

Billy Tucci's Spiritual 'Child' Comic Making Leap to Hardcover

A year ago graphic novel artist Billy Tucci unveiled “Billy Tucci’s ‘A Child is Born,’” to critical acclaim. Tucci, a U.S. Army veteran, is an award-winning illustrator known more for Sgt. Rock, capes and cowls than inspirational Christian art. Now Tucci is seeking to ramp up printing to a hardcover version, trying to make that leap from comic book to bookshelf in a manner that will appeal to parents and grandparents who would enjoying sharing the story of Jesus’ birth with children in a format that with which children can immediately identify. Jan 4, 2013 5:36 PM PT

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