With the 84th Legislative Session in the history books, lawmakers are returning to their districts to kick off their re-election campaigns. But they know conservative voters demand results, so many Republican lawmakers are showing off various awards as proof of their conviction and willingness to fight for taxpayers.
All Republican lawmakers like to boast during reelection of having a “strong conservative voting record” and some of them do. Lawmakers scoring an “A” (90 or above) on the Fiscal Responsibility Index are recognized as Taxpayer Champions because of their record voting in favor of taxpayers. A record 24 Texas lawmakers earned that distinction this session.
But like patting their own backs, some Republican lawmakers who can’t boast of strong ratings from conservative groups have created their own awards.