Thursday, August 17, 2017

#TXLEGE: Bettencourt's speech after the house killed property tax reform....

"But the former governors who were before me laid burdens on the people, and took from them bread and wine, besides forty shekels of silver. Yes, even their servants bore rule over the people, but I did not do so, because of the fear of God."
Nehemiah 5:15

From Tuesday night:

  • "Some days the Texas capitol does not recognize the obvious, and that's what's happened today."
  • "Today's action by the Texas house leaves us with a bill, to quote the house ways and means chairman, that provides no property tax relief whatsoever."
  • "SB 1...was a bill that belongs to the taxpayers of Texas."
  • The house refused to appoint a conference committee.
  • "The ability to amend legislation didn't occur in the Texas house."
  • Texans "are being taxed out of their homes and their businesses."
  • "We are not going to accept the take it or leave it proposal from the house."

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