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
The Texas public school finance system is due for some renovations. And we need raw material to get the job done. As the Texas Public School Finance Commission debates changes to how we fund our schools, commissioners also need to consider
Lawmakers at the Capitol have been pushing an extremely dangerous idea for some time now that would replace property taxes with higher sales taxes in our state. This would give Texas the highest sales tax rate in the country, hurt
The tax bill currently making its way through Congress would make it more difficult for Texas and our local governments to provide the public services that we all need. Under current law, you do not have to pay federal taxes on
This post was updated on 5/17/17. Texas local governments – cities, counties, community colleges and hospital districts – provide vital services to their constituents. Locally elected officials decide how to provide these services and how to pay for them, an arrangement
Why talk about the 2020-21 Texas state budget when lawmakers are still deciding the 2018-19 budget? It’s because the decisions our state leaders make now will have dramatic effects on the ability of the next Legislature to support health care, public
You would think that, having just written proposed state budgets that would underfund or cut health care, financial aid, and more, the Texas Legislature would want to avoid similar tight budget sessions in the future. But, here we are in 2017
CPPP opposes SB 17, which would guarantee tight state budgets into the future.