King Presented “Taxpayer Champion” Award

September 20, 2011

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AUSTIN – State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) was presented the “Taxpayer Champion” Award from Empower Texans at a gathering in Decatur last night. Empower Texans is an arm of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, a taxpayer watchdog group.

“Representative King truly is a Taxpayer Champion,” President of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Michael Quinn Sullivan stated, “As a veteran legislator, he has been a consistent conservative ally for Texas’ taxpayers. Phil King understands that only by limiting the bite of government can individuals be free to pursue their dreams and opportunities.”

Empower Texans bases their awards on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index, which rates Texas legislators on how they voted on more than 40 key votes during the legislative session. The index focuses on the size and cost of government, providing voters with a measure of which lawmakers are working to protect Texas’ taxpayers. King received an A+ rating on this year’s Fiscal Responsibility Index.