This week we’ve looked at a number of tax policy proposals coming out of the Senate, including those that are part of the $4.6 billion tax cut package announced by Senator Jane Nelson and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick. We’re concerned that these proposals take Texas in the wrong direction at a time when our population is growing and when the state has pushed more responsibility for funding public services onto local governments.
Next week the Senate will hear testimony on all the tax proposals, and we hope that our blog series whetted your appetite for the hearings to come.
If you missed any of our posts this week, catch up here:
We’ve also put together a roundup of news reports and editorials on the tax proposals:
Real Needs Before Cutting Taxes, San Antonio Express-News
Tax Cut Proposals Divide Senate Democrats, Texas Observer
The Dark Lining of the Property Tax Silver Cloud, Texas Monthly
Transportation Committee Takes on Tough Budget Math, Texas Observer
Plans for Dedicated Road Funds Advances Despite Concerns, Houston Chronicle
Taxing Concern, Houston Chronicle
Senate Leaders Tout Transportation Plan, Time Warner Cable News San Antonio
Lawmakers Want Property Tax Cut That Folks Notice, Texas Tribune
Texas Senate Announces Bigger Tax Cuts, Austin American-Statesman
Senators Offer a $240 Tax Break for Average Homeowner, Dallas Morning News Trail Blazers Blog