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AUSTIN - Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, in releasing its scorecard of the Texas House of Representatives, has named state Rep. Sid Miller (R-Stephenville) a “Taxpayer Hero.”

State representatives, on average, failed to promote sound fiscal stewardship of taxpayers resources. The average score in the House was a 53 - a failing grade by any measure, according to TFR President Michael Quinn Sullivan.

In contrast, the group said, Miller earned a 92.9. He was one of only 15 lawmakers to be designated a “Texas Taxpayer Hero” by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility.

“On the whole, Rep. Miller could be counted on this session as a wise steward of our resources, seeking to reduce the burden of taxes, looking for smarter ways to spend tax dollars, and working to make the budget process more transparent and accountable,” Sullivan said. “Texans need more legislators like Sid Miller, willing to do the right thing for taxpayers and the future of Texas.”

TFR used an index of votes in the Texas House that provided a clear picture of fiscal responsibility trends.