Taxpayers Fight Back!

Kelli Cook, Publisher, The Golden Hammer Taxpayers Fight Back! We’ve been taking it on the chin for too long a time. The Golden Hammer is not my newspaper and it was never Eric Yollick’s newspaper. It’s your newspaper. This newspaper has to be a source of information about what is really happening in government and politics. This […]

Editorial: Texas Governor Abbott must call special session on overarching issue of banning taxpayer funded lobbying

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer Grassroots conservative activists are on edge across the State of Texas. They’re entirely justified in those feelings. The 86th Texas Legislature failed to accomplish some major priorities, such as lowering government spending, passing robust statewide property tax reform, eliminating the complexity of school finance and state intervention into public schools, passing […]

Commissioner Noack moves to cancel taxpayer-funded lobbying contract with Eissler

Commissioner Noack moves to cancel taxpayer-funded lobbying contract with Eissler

Image: Left to right, lobbyist Rob Eissler and Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack. Conroe, June 21 – Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack has placed on the agenda for the Tuesday, June 25, 2019, meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court a proposal to cancel the taxpayer-funded lobbying contract with Rob Eissler. […]

BREAKING NEWS: Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen recognizes sweeping ethics accomplishments of Representative Toth, Senator Creighton in House Bill 1495

BREAKING NEWS! Austin, May 27 – Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Dennis Bonnen, Republican of Angleton, recognized the sweeping nature of the House Bill 1495 and the great leadership State Representative Steve Toth, Republican of Conroe, and State Senator Brandon Creighton, Republican of Conroe, showed in fighting for passage of this important legislation, […]

Texas Legislature unanimously passes House Joint Resolution 666 to ban taxpayer-funded lobbying, revise Texas Constitution

Austin, April 1 – The Texas House of Representatives on a 148 to 1 vote (Representative Jonathan Stickland dissenting) and the Texas Senate on a 31 to 0 vote passed House Joint Resolution 666, which proposes a sweeping amendment to the Texas Constitution, which will ban taxpayer-funded lobbying and radically reform the structure of the […]

Commissioner Noack moves to release Montgomery County taxpayers from yolk of payments to taxpayer-funded lobbying group Council of Urban Counties

Commissioner Noack moves to release Montgomery County taxpayers from yolk of payments to taxpayer-funded lobbying group Council of Urban Counties

Image: Screen shot of letter from Council of Urban Counties letter stating they’re lobbying to kill statewide property tax reform in Senate Bill 2. Montgomery County taxpayers pay enormous annual dues to this pro-tax, anti-citizen, group as a result of the urging of disgraced County Judge Craig Doyal. Conroe, February 12 – Precinct 3 Montgomery County […]

Editorial: at LSGCD, we’re witnessing the pressure the political establishment bears upon reformers

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer At the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD), we’re witnessing directly the pressure the political establishment bears upon reformers. On November 6, 2018, just barely two months ago, the citizens of Montgomery County elected a new Board of Directors promising to reform the regulatory abuse and massive spending on unnecessary professionals which […]

Despite reform promises during electoral campaign, Lone Star GCD Board contemplating taxpayer-funded lobbyist in defiance of conservative pro-citizen principles; Bouche comes out against

Updated at 9:29 a.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Conroe, January 15 – Despite numerous campaign promises by the members of the newly-elected Board of Directors of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) that they would avoid high-priced professionals as their appointed predecessors had squandered the taxpayers’ funds, the Board has included on its agenda […]