Weatherford Democrat

July 7, 2011

King named watchdog group’s Taxpayer Champion


Weatherford Democrat

WEATHERFORD — WEATHERFORD — State Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, was named a “Taxpayer Champion” and received an A-plus rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, a taxpayer watchdog group.

“Rep. King has been steadfast in his commitment to defending hardworking Texans and their pocketbooks from out of control government spending and higher taxes,” Michael Quinn Sullivan, president and CEO of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, said.

The 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index rates lawmakers on their votes. In the House, more than 40 votes were used. It focuses on the size and cost of government, providing voters with a measure of which lawmakers are working to protect Texas’ taxpayers.