Charles Koch and The Texas Public Policy Foundation Change Focus to Municipal Government

Jul 10, 2013


Charles Koch and the Texas Public Policy Foundation are narrowing their focus to city government.

In an interview with The Wichita Eagle, Koch said he is starting a new campaign in Wichita to talk about economic freedom as well as provide a warning about governmental overreach.  The effort begins this week, will cost the Koch Foundation around $200,000, and run for four weeks.  Koch said if it is successful, he could expand it to other cities.

KUT News reported The Texas Public Policy Foundation is following a similar path.  After working to influence state policy at the capitol, the new Center for Local Governance will labor to identify and solve local problems such as spending, funding, local control, and government transparency.