Previous Conservative Texas Budget Passed by 84th Texas Legislature
 Today the Texas Public Policy Foundation and its allies in the Conservative Texas Budget Coalition at a press conference at the State Capitol called on the 85th Texas Legislature to sustain the momentum for responsible spending. The Coalition proposed three steps: capping the increase in the 2018-19 budget at no more than $218.5 billion based on a 4.5 percent growth in population plus inflation during the last two fiscal years; eliminating the state’s costly business margins tax; and structurally reforming property taxes.
A recording of the press conference may be viewed at:
The Conservative Texas Budget Coalition includes Texas Public Policy Foundation, Liberty Action Texas, Americans for Prosperity (Texas), Americans for Tax Reform, National Center for Policy Analysis, Young Conservatives of Texas, NFIB Texas, R Street Institute, Our America Initiative, Texas Eagle Forum, State Budget Solutions, Heritage Alliance, Citizens Against Government Waste, and National Taxpayers Union. 
For more information about the Conservative Texas Budget, please visit:

The Honorable Talmadge Heflin is Director of the Center for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Vance Ginn, Ph.D., is an Economist in the Center for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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