Next round, we will get to the county attorney race. Those candidate surveys are still being discussed.
Texas should replace the property tax system with an alternative other than an income tax and require voter approval to increase the overall tax burden.
YES- The RLC fully supports a repeal of property taxes. Property ownership is one of the founding ideals of our country. In modern times, no man can truly own his property with a life-long rental payment to government under threat of seizure via property taxes.
Texas cities and counties should be required to comply with federal immigration laws or be penalized by loss of state funds.
NO- While we fully grasp the intent of the position, it is worded incorrectly. It seems counter-productive to other positions (#4, below). We cannot speak of 10th amendment issues on one hand and in this position force federal coercion in collusion with the state. While sanctuary cities are a concern and need to be addressed, we suggest we wait for a better worded position.
Texas should prohibit governmental entities from collecting dues for labor unions through deductions from public employee paychecks.
YES- Texas is a Right To Work State and as such government should not be able to function in this manner in Texas.
Texas and its citizens should strongly assert 10th Amendment Rights guaranteed by the US Constitution which states "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
YES- The RLC strongly supports all of the Bill of Rights, and the 10th Amendment is one tool our state must begin using to roll back federal overreach.