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Wednesday, January 8 • 2:00pm - 3:10pm
Government: How Much is Enough?

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Government spending and debt are growing fast, and without meaningful tax and budget reforms Texas could well become a victim of its own success. Join us as our panel explores the most effective ways to reduce the footprint of government, protect Texas taxpayers, and ensure that Texas stays on the road to prosperity.

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The Honorable Talmadge Heflin

Director of the Center for Fiscal Policy, Texas Public Policy Foundation
The Honorable Talmadge Heflin is the Director of the Foundation’s Center for Fiscal Policy. Prior to joining the Foundation, Heflin served the people of Harris County as a state representative for 11 terms. Well regarded as a legislative leader on budget and tax issues by Democratic and Republican speakers alike, he for several terms was the only House member to serve on both the Ways and Means and Appropriations committees.  In the... Read More →

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Representative Phil King

Texas House of Representatives
As State Representative for the 61st District, Phil King represents the people of Parker  | and Wise counties in the Texas Legislature. He has earned a reputation as a principle-driven conservative who consistently provides key leadership in passing some of Texas’  | most sweeping public policy legislation.  |   | King currently serves on the Energy Resources and Pensions committees. He also serves  | on the board... Read More →
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Representative Charles Perry

Texas House of Representatives
Elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010, Charles Perry proudly represents the  | fine, hard-working citizens of House District 83 -- which includes Borden, Gaines, Lubbock  | (part), Lynn, Mitchell, Scurry, and Terry counties.  |   | A native West Texan, Perry spent his childhood in Sweetwater, and graduated from Sweetwater  | High School in 1980. In 1984, he completed his Bachelor of Business Administration... Read More →
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Oliver Porter

Principal, PPP Associates, LLC
Oliver Porter is a leading proponent of the use of private industry to provide services for local  | government services. In his role of steering the start-up of the city of Sandy Springs, Georgia, he  | served as Chairman of the Charter Commission, volunteer Interim City Manager and Chairman  | of the Governor’s Commission. In these capacities he created and implemented a successful  | public/private partnership... Read More →
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Dr. Richard Vedder

Director, Center for College Affordability and Productivity
Richard Vedder is Distinguished Professor of Economics at Ohio University, Director of the Center for  | College Affordability and Productivity and an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.  | Dr. Vedder has written widely on American economic history, authoring such books as Out of Work:  | Unemployment and Government in Twentieth-Century America and The American Economy in Historical  | Perspective. He... Read More →

Wednesday January 8, 2014 2:00pm - 3:10pm
Capitol View Terrace North

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