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Texans for Accountable Government

Texans for Accountable Government (TAG) is a trans-partisan Political Action Committee headquartered in Central Texas. TAG was formed with the ambition of reigning in the intrusive and expanding reach of government which threatens to invade every facet of our lives. Our ambition is to put the reins of government back into the hands of individual American citizens; allowing us to once again run our own lives.

TAG focuses on issues at the local, county, and state level. We believe in the principle of subsidiary; that power should be vested in the nearest locality. Our local representatives are much more accountable to us than are those over a thousand miles away in the District of Columbia.

Humanize with office holders and law enforcement. Letting these individuals know that we are real people who care about our community and our rights opens hearts and minds. Harmonize with individuals and organizations that you may not always agree with. It’s important that when we can come together, we do. For some projects TAG is more likely to work with the “left” while with other it’ll be the “right”. Localize our efforts by working on city, county, and state level policy. We have seen the United State government trample on our individual rights for decades. Even with more citizen involvement than ever before, they continue to push, in a bi-partisan fashion, away from the Free country established by our Founding Fathers. At the local/state level, we have much more of an impact on public policy.
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  • Millions of Texans have been devastated by the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Many have lost everything and countless Texans are struggling to salvage what they can of their homes and possessions. The City of Austin and other organizations are welcoming evacuees from the Texas Gulf Coast. Let’s make sure they are well cared for! Donate Supplies for Recovery Clean-up materials are in short supply in the area, but we can help! There are two Austin area locations where you can drop-off … read more

  • In a 9-2 vote in February, Austin City Council banned outside assemblies of seven or more people between the hours of 7 a.m and 10 p.m., effectively outlawing backyard BBQs, birthday parties, bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, bar mitzvahs, Quinceaneras and family reunions at Short Term Rental properties. People that have paid high dollars to rent these private properties will be forced to comply with the ordinance or receive a fine, or worse, have their private events & vacations interrupted by … read more

  • The City of Austin has a large debt. Servicing this debt is a significant part of high property taxes. But every year we retire several hundred millions of bond debt. If Austin stopped selling new bonds, the property tax rate would begin going down. Or, if Austin would only sell as many bonds, $300 million worth, so as to equal the amount being retired, the property tax rate would remain flat. Mayor Steve Adler has proposed a $720 million “Transportation … read more

  • Civil Forfeiture has also been called ‘Policing For Profit’ because it is the ability for law enforcement agencies to take a person’s property and keep it without a criminal conviction. Civil Forfeiture underwrites the budgets of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies as well as prosecutors, and though this practice ostensibly expedites crime fighting, it is now apparent that there’s more harm being done to innocent people than we could’ve ever anticipated. The Texas State Supreme Court has ruled … read more

  • Austin City Council will consider Austin Police Department’s $17 million proposal to hire Taser as its body camera contractor this Thursday, May 19. The City Council meeting starts at 9:55 a.m. on Thursday May 19. The items are 30 and 31 on the agenda. You can review the APD Body Camera Policy here. The city council is not voting on the policy this week, but we do need to start the conversation. Some concerns: Footage cannot be shown to “embarrass” … read more