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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.

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From 1996-2011, the Foundation published The Lone Star Report, a weekly newsletter on state government and politics. LSR featured interviews and in-depth articles on Texas state policy and politics, along with commentary written in support of free markets, integrity in public service, and traditional American values. An archive of the publication, and the blog it published in its last three years, is available on the menu bar above.


Bridging the Gap

The Texas budget crisis affords lawmakers a great opportunity to make government more efficient. This report proposes ideas to cut spending while providing better value to the taxpayer.


Saving the US Manufacturing Sector

The federal tax system, when compared to US economic competitors, hurts domestic manufacturing. This paper discusses the Business Transfer Tax as a solution to restore economic competitiveness.


Rx for Painful Property Taxes

Texans did not get the property tax relief they were promised in 2005, largely because of increases in appraisals and local tax rates. This study  and this update examine what happened and proposes solutions to ensure taxpayers get the relief promised.  

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