he Texas Public Policy Foundation’s 2017-18 “Legislator’s Guide to the Issues” features a section on spending, which provides an overview and recommendations for the 85th Texas Legislature that will keep Texas at the forefront of liberty, prosperity, and economic growth.
            To read the spending recommendations in the “Legislator’s Guide to the Issues,” please visit: http://txpo.li/85-lege-guide-spending

 “Limitations on spending work like a governor on a truck,” said The Honorable Talmadge Heflin, director of the Center for Fiscal Policy at TPPF. “If the truck's speed is too fast, it goes out of control and wrecks. In times of rising tax revenue in Texas, spending it all grows government at a pace that is not sustainable and eventually wrecks the economy. This section on government spending outlines how to take steps to avoid this next session and beyond.”

            The 2017-18 “Legislator’s Guide to the Issues” includes recommendations on the following spending topics:

  • Conservative Texas Budget
  • Tax and Expenditure Limit
  • Sales Tax Reduction Fund
  • Transparency and Budgeting
  • Understanding Federal Funds
  • Transportation
  • Economic Stabilization Fund
  • Public Pension Reform
  • State Debt

            The Foundation’s 2017-18 Legislator's Guide to the Issues, the eighth edition of this popular desk reference on Texas policy, is a distillation of the knowledge the Foundation has developed from its many years of research on the key issues facing the Texas Legislature. Each entry provides a quick overview of the topic, with footnotes that point readers to additional resources.
            The complete Legislator's Guide to the Issues is available for download on the Foundation’s website: http://txpo.li/LegeGuide

The Honorable Talmadge Heflin is Director of the Center for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. In the 78th Session, Heflin served as chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations.

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

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