FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/03/2015
Representative Jim Murphy Awarded A+ Rating by Americans for Prosperity - Texas
The grading is the highest distinction given by AFP-Texas to legislators based on their voting records.
Americans for Prosperity - Texas named State Representative Jim Murphy "Lone Star Strong" for his "A+" rating on legislative issues critical to the principles of limited government and free market issues. Representative Murphy was also recognized by AFP in the 83rd session.
"It is always an honor to be recognized for serving the State of Texas. Limited governance and free market principles are what make Texas special, and keep it strong. Therefore, it is our duty as legislators to support them through the legislative process." said Murphy.
The report card is based on 13 key votes related to economic freedom, the size and scope of government, and individual liberty. Representative Murphy was also awarded extra credit for his role in passing HB 32, which cuts the state franchise tax by 25%, saving taxpayers $2.5 billion, and creates a pathway to repeal.
Jerome Greener, Director of AFP-Texas says that "legislators should be held accountable to their constituents for the votes they take. This report card provides accountability and scrutiny of the legislative process and of individual legislative votes taken".
State Representative Jim Murphy represents District 133, West Houston. First elected in 2006, Murphy serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Corrections and is a member of the Ways & Means Committee. Murphy also serves as Floor Leader for the House Caucus.
View the entire scorecard here: http://americansforprosperity.org/texas/
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