Thursday, August 3, 2017

#TXLEGE: Darby's 'abolish school taxes' constitutional amendment...out of committee?!? :D


"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

"Replace the property tax system with an alternative other than the income tax and require voter approval to increase the overall tax burden."
Republican Party of Texas, Legislative Priority #5

Confession: We didn't see this one coming....



At least one note of caution is in order: the enabling statute is still pending in committee (also, they haven't posted the committee substitute language).

Furthermore, let's be clear about something else: If the voters were to approve this constitutional amendment, it would set up an incredibly high states debate over education funding next session that can go any number of ways...good or bad.

But it's a start.

Also, automatic rollbacks with NOVEMBER elections still needs to get done during the current special session; but this constitutional amendment is absolutely a worthwhile piece of further reform.

Bottom Line:


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1 comment:

  1. Alright. We must fundamentally transform the tax system.....to benefit WE the People.

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