Coalition Letter to Governor Abbott – Permanent Property Tax Relief

Apr 12, 2019

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On Friday, a Texas Conservative Grassroots Coalition letter was delivered to Governor Abbott. It was signed by 195 grassroots political leaders, representing 144 unique organizations, groups, and districts across Texas. These grassroots leaders influence thousands of Texans.

Our letter calls out the excessive spending by Republican legislators because this spending GROWS state government and harms any chance for lasting property tax relief!

With billions in excess revenue flowing into state coffers over the next two years, Texas lawmakers have an unprecedented opportunity to provide permanent property tax relief to all Texas families, but rather than return money to taxpayers in the form of meaningful property tax relief, legislators have gone on a spending spree.

The Texas House plan for spending is up 13.8% in all funds (all state funds + federal funds) and 14.4% in just state funds  (excluding Harvey recovery dollars), meaning both far exceed the Conservative Texas Budget limits of 8% in population growth plus inflation.  The price tag for the Texas House spending spree is $12.4 Billion OVER the Conservative Budget limit!

The Senate’s budget plan totals $239.1 billion (excluding Harvey money), is up 10%, and exceeds the Conservative Texas Budget limit by $5 Billion!

So far, this legislative session, little has been done to protect taxpayers or encourage conservatives to fight for Republicans in 2020. Our Coalition has called on Governor Abbott to demand better of our Republican legislators before they surrender the state to Democrat control.

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