The Lone Star Foundation is a Texas-based public policy organization devoted to providing the resources and research needed for the development of public policy based on traditional Texas values of family, freedom, free enterprise, and Constitutional principles.
The Foundation published (1996-2011) The Lone Star Report, a weekly newsletter on state affairs and government. Each issue provided independent, non-partisan coverage of the activities of the Texas Legislature and its special committees, state agencies, elections, and provides in-depth analysis and incisive editorials.
The Lone Star Foundation conducts research into critical problems facing state and federal policy. Supporting the free enterprise system, the Foundation places great emphasis on growing our nation’s manufacturing base and improving the fortunes of American middle class families. The Foundation also defends traditional family values and supports limited government, quality education, and lower taxes. With a belief that government and taxes should grow no faster than the population and inflation, and the Foundation’s research is dedicated to promoting fiscally responsible fiscal policies at the state and local levels. Subjects of Foundation research include immigration, taxation, welfare, education, and more.
The Lone Star Foundation was founded as a public service by David Hartman
, a retired banker in Austin, Texas.