The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Economist Dr. Vance Ginn will testify before the Texas Senate Finance Committee TODAY, Monday, April 24, at 10:00 a.m. CDT in room E1.036 of the Texas State Capitol. Dr. Ginn will testify for Senate Bill 1831, which would require the comptroller to provide an annual report on state programs and functions that are not funded by appropriations.

“The Foundation has long advocated for increased budget transparency so citizens better understand how each of their hard-earned tax dollars is spent,” said Dr. Ginn. “SB 1831 would help accomplish this by asking the comptroller to publish a report highlighting programs that are statutorily required but do not receive appropriations. This will be a valuable step in providing insight on which programs should be eliminated, reduced, or increased so government is more accountable to taxpayers.”


Vance Ginn, Ph.D., Economist, Center for Fiscal Policy, TPPF


Testimony before the Texas House Appropriations Committee


TODAY, Monday, April 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. CDT


Room E1.036
Texas State Capitol

For more information or to request an interview with Dr. Ginn, please contact Alicia Pierce at or 512-472-2700.

More information about the hearing can be found at:

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. The Texas Public Policy Foundation aims to advance a societal framework that effectively fosters human flourishing based upon cooperation and mutually beneficial exchange of ideas and speech.

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