Tax and Fiscal Policy

Spending vs. Taxation: Does the Conservative Texas Budget Meet the Needs of Texans?

A child’s education is one of the many things that can’t get funded unless the state’s budget is passed, making passing a budget arguably the most important thing a legislator does. Given that the 84th Texas Legislature passed a budget increase of less than population growth plus inflation, does this constitute a conservative budget and can it meet the needs of Texans? Join the Center for Fiscal Policy’s session with budget experts who will discuss these issues and more.

Rep. Greg Bonnen, Texas House of Representatives
Rep. Donna Howard, Texas House of Representatives
Bob Williams, Senior Fellow, State Budget Solutions, a project of ALEC

Moderated by The Honorable Talmadge Heflin, Director, Center for Fiscal Policy, Texas Public Policy Foundation

In Depth: Tax and Fiscal Policy

Mainstream economists, small business owners and taxpayers across the country know that pro-growth tax and fiscal reforms increase opportunity for all. As the annual ALEC Center for State Fiscal Reform study Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index demonstrates, principled tax policies and smart budgeting creates an …

+ Tax and Fiscal Policy In Depth