Dick Lavine
Dick Lavine, Senior Fiscal Analyst

Dick Lavine focuses on building state and local revenue systems that meet Texans’ needs. Before coming to Every Texan in 1994, he was a Senior Researcher at the House Research Organization of the Texas House of Representatives for ten years. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Trustee of the City of Austin Employees Retirement System. He served for many years as a member and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Travis Central Appraisal District and was recently returned to the Board by the voters of Travis County to fill a newly created elective position. He is also a member of the Executive Board of AFSCME Texas Retirees, the statewide union local of retired public employees, and the Board of Directors of Progress Texas Institute, a progressive media organization. The Equity Center named him as a Champion for Equity for his work to reform our tax system to ensure it can adequately support public education and other public services. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 1969, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975.

Dick's Recent Work

Who Pays Texas Taxes? (2023)

View this blog as a PDF here. This is an updated version of our biennial report on the state and local tax systems. View the previous version of this report

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88th Legislature Revenue Briefing

Wherever we live in Texas, taxes support the essential public services that we all need, whether we are Black, brown, or white. But our tax system is badly in need

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HB 570 — A Repackaged Wasteful Tax Giveaway

The state needs sufficient revenue to provide education, health care, transportation and other critical services for Texans. But this Wednesday, March 17, the House International Relations and Economic Development Committee

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Policy Areas
  • State & Local Revenue
  • Economic Incentives
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