This morning, The Texas Tribune published a column written by our very own, Mark Miller.
Tired of taxpayer subsidies? There’s a big one you’ve probably not heard about
You would think that in Texas, a state that takes pride in individualists, all candidates for political office would be treated equally. You’d be wrong.
By law, Texas divides political candidates into three groups: 1) those selected by political parties in primary elections, 2) those selected by political parties at conventions, and 3) independent candidates.
Guess which group gets a taxpayer subsidy? Yep, Group 1 — receiving over $15 million in political welfare in 2016 and totaling over $100 million over the last 15 years.