Texas public policy foundation
Special Session: Local Spending Limit


• Texas’ constitutional spending limit should be expanded to include expenditures made by all political subdivisions of the state.

• The spending limit should be based on the growth rate of state population plus inflation, total state personal income, or total gross state product, whichever is less.

• The growth rate used for the local spending limit should be calculated from the 12 most recent months or which data is available immediately preceding the adoption of a budget by a local government.

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