Residents of Austin, Texas, have been paying too much in taxes and fees to fund excessive government spending. It is time for Responsible Local Budgets in the city of Austin and Travis County.

Key Points

  • Over the last decade, the city of Austin and Travis County each grew their budgets faster than population growth and inflation.
  • Due to excessive spending, residents of Austin are paying higher taxes than they otherwise should be.
  • Austin-area governments should limit spending to population growth plus inflation, the same standard as the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Conservative Texas Budget.
  • By adhering to the Responsible Local Budget standards, city and county officials can promote efficiency, minimize taxation, and create more opportunities for people to flourish.