We've all heard the story before: Government official gets caught up in a mess of corruption, expenditures are made, and taxpayer money is wasted. Whether it's tens of thousands of dollars of taxpayer funds directed toward liquor conferences in Hawaii and California or even just a small bit of tax dollars being directed toward a questionable source, nearly every instance of tax dollar waste is identified through someone reporting it, whether it be a government employee who witnessed it personally, or an interested citizen overhearing a conversation on the sidewalk. In short, it is difficult to identify true waste and abuse of tax dollars without someone having some direct knowledge of the waste.
That's why we launched the Texas Accountability Project. The objective of the project is to utliize taxpayer and government employee input to identify examples of state government waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer money in order to reduce tax burdens on Texans and to ensure that taxpayer money is wisely spent and efficiently used only on necessary services.
The recent Coronavirus pandemic only underscores the need for this type of project. Tax revenues will fall tremendously as more and more Texans find themselves out of work, and even as the economy begins its road to recovery, the Texas Legislature will still have to make tough budgetary decisions come next legislative session. With your help, we can identify areas of waste so that we can free up more dollars for the essential services Texans expect from their government. The Texas Accountability Project is a project of the Texas Freedom Caucus, a group of conservative legislators in the Texas House of Representatives.
All you have to do is report it. After all, it's your government, and it's your money.
If you know of any instances of waste, fraud, or abuse of taxpayer dollars, please report it here so we can investigate!