Carine Martinez is the director of research and publications at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

We are respectfully in opposition to HB 4242. It is no secret that the Texas Public Policy Foundation favors the free market and hence stands in opposition to renewing Chapter 313. If the Legislature should decide to reauthorize this program though, HB 4242 has the merit of renewing it for only 4 years—until 2026, which is a more reasonable step than renewing for a longer period a program that has generated much criticism.

Testimony in Opposition Before the Texas House Ways & Means Committee