AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following response in support of the direction from state leaders for agencies to submit plans to cut budgets by 5 percent for the current 2020-2021 budget cycle.

“This is a good first step and likely the first of many that will be necessary to reduce spending in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis,” said TPPF’s Chief Economist Vance Ginn, Ph.D. “We must protect Texans, many already struggling in our current economic situation, from bearing the  burden of increased taxes.”