Tax Policy Proposals Recap

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:
Impacts of the Franchise Tax
Don’t Prioritize Roads Over Other Needs
Proposal Addresses Frustrations with Property Taxes
Lower Revenue Cap = Fewer Local Services

We’ve also put together a roundup of news reports and editorials on the tax proposals:
Real Needs Before Cutting TaxesSan Antonio Express-News
Tax Cut Proposals Divide Senate DemocratsTexas Observer
The Dark Lining of the Property Tax Silver CloudTexas Monthly
Transportation Committee Takes on Tough Budget MathTexas Observer
Plans for Dedicated Road Funds Advances Despite ConcernsHouston Chronicle
Property Tax Exemptions Explained in Terms of PieKUT
Taxing ConcernHouston Chronicle
Multi-billion Tax Relief Package Rolled Out Tuesday at the State CapitolFox 7 KTBC
Senate Leaders Tout Transportation PlanTime Warner Cable News San Antonio
Lawmakers Want Property Tax Cut That Folks NoticeTexas Tribune
Texas Senate Announces Bigger Tax CutsAustin American-Statesman
Senators Offer a $240 Tax Break for Average HomeownerDallas Morning News Trail Blazers Blog

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