Policy Orientation 2016

Thursday, January 7 • 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

How should the Texas Legislature effectively limit taxpayers’ cost of funding more state spending? Is the current tax and expenditure limit (TEL) effective? What reforms could be made to the spending limit that would better match the state’s budget with the needs of the state? Join us as our panelists discuss these questions and more about the costs and benefits of the state’s TEL.

Sen. Kelly Hancock, Texas State Senate | Presentation
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board | Presentation
Dr. Barry W. Poulson, Emeritus Professor, University of Colorado Boulder | Presentation

Moderated by The Honorable Talmadge Heflin, Director, Center for Fiscal Policy, Texas Public Policy Foundation