The Texas Public Policy Foundation and its allies in the Conservative Texas Budget Coalition will hold a press conference THIS MORNING, Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. CST in the Lieutenant Governor’s Press Room at the State Capitol. Members from the Coalition will call on the 85thTexas Legislature to cap the increase in the total 2018-19 budget at no more than $218.5 billion based on a 4.5 percent in population growth plus inflation during the last two fiscal years, eliminate the state’s costly business margins tax, structurally reform property taxes, and highlight other priorities to build on the success of the Texas model. 



Talmadge Heflin, Director, Center for Fiscal Policy, TPPF
Vance Ginn, Economist, Center for Fiscal Policy, TPPF
Jerome Greener, State Director, Americans for Prosperity – Texas
Josiah Neeley, Senior Fellow & Texas Director, R Street Institute
Brendan Steinhauser, Executive Director, Liberty Action Texas
Mark Miller, Ph.D., Advisory Board Member, Our America Initiative
Caroline Chadwick, Chair, Young Conservatives of Texas
Press Conference on the Conservative Texas Budget Coalition’s Legislative Agenda. 


TODAY, Tuesday, February 7, 2017  
9:00 a.m. Central Time

Lt. Governor’s Press Room (Room 2E.9)
Texas State Capitol

A Q&A time will be provided.

The press conference will be streamed live 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, National Taxpayers Union, and Citizens Against Government Waste. 

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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