Texans are about to start hearing more about a state income tax. Here’s why. During the most recent state legislative session in Austin, lawmakers passed a bill (HJR 38) to put a constitutional amendment about income taxes on the election ballot this fall. The amendment, if approved,
Texas needs a budget and tax system that is fair, adequate, and responsive to our state’s growing population and needs. The ability to invest in public services that will build a more prosperous future for all Texans relies on the ability of our tax system to support those services.
As CPPP observes Memorial Day and the 2019 Texas Legislative session wraps up, we offer three “Top 5” lists to provide some perspective on lawmakers’ track record over the last 140 days. These lists are specific to CPPP’s priorities — ensuring
Tying the hands of cities and counties won’t make the needs of Texans disappear The Texas Senate and the Texas House are scheduled to vote as soon as this evening on Senate Bill 2, a misguided proposal that would limit the
In early April, Governor Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Patrick and Speaker Bonnen announced that they will support a proposal to raise sales taxes to limit property tax growth. Adding one penny
Educating 5.4 million Texas public school students is a critically important responsibility. All of us benefit directly or indirectly from public education, and it’s our responsibility to make sure current and future generations have access to a high-quality public education. Texans
It’s show time in the Texas House of Representatives. The only bill the Legislature is required to pass – the state budget – will be up for debate on Wednesday, March 27. Members will discuss and amend the 2020-2021 state
Lawmakers Should Not Renew Tax Giveaways without Proper Review A gigantic program that lets companies get out of paying most school property taxes is scheduled to expire at the end of 2022, but lawmakers are considering rubber stamping its renewal, without
The Texas Senate may soon vote on SB 2, a misguided proposal that would limit the ability of cities and counties to decide how much to devote to police, fire, paramedics, and other local services. Special areas like community colleges
Here are our top 6 insights The Texas Senate and House of Representatives have each released their 2020-2021 draft budgets, SB 1 and HB 1 respectively. What are the potential impacts on health care, education and other essential programs and services?