The Conservative Texas Budget Coalition, which includes the Texas Public Policy Foundation and 13 other member organizations, recently presented our agenda for the 2017 Texas Legislature. You can view the press conference here and the press release with statements from most members.
Here is my statement: “The Conservative Texas Budget limits increases in the budget to no more than $147.5 billion in state funds and $218.5 billion in all funds,” said Vance Ginn, Ph.D., economist in the Center for Fiscal Policy at TPPF. “These limits are based on a 4.5 percent increase in population growth plus inflation during the previous two fiscal years. By limiting government spending to just meeting the needs of Texans, legislators can do more to increase the entrepreneurial spirit and job creation in Texas.”
The Coalition welcomes the newest member of the Coalition, Citizens Against Government Waste. Here’s the updated one-pager with all 14 member organizations and our agenda items.
Regarding the CTB agenda items, the Foundation has recently released the following publications:
Through these efforts, we hope to reduce the size and scope of government in Texas so Texans have the best opportunity to flourish.
Ph.D. Economist at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Blog posts are publications by the author.