AUSTIN – Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Fiscal Policy Director Talmadge Heflin will testify before the Texas House Appropriations Committee TODAY, Wednesday, May 18, at 10:00 a.m. CDT in room E1.030 of the Texas State Capitol. Mr. Heflin will give invited testimony on an interim charge to recommend reforms for strengthening the state’s spending.  

“Limiting the size and scope of government is best achieved by passing a conservative budget. We believe this is a budget that doesn’t increase by more than population growth plus inflation based on actual past data,” said Mr. Heflin. “Any funds available above this limit should be placed in a fund to restrain growth in the budget by returning those dollars to taxpayers. These steps would limit government and allow Texans the best opportunity to improve their well-being.”

WHO:            The Honorable Talmadge Heflin, Director, Center for Fiscal Policy, TPPF
WHAT:           Testimony before the Texas House Appropriations Committee
WHEN:           TODAY, Wednesday, May 18, 2016
                       10:00 a.m. CDT
WHERE:        Texas State Capitol
                       Room E1.030

More information about the hearing can be found at:

Mr. Heflin’s full testimony can be found at:
To schedule an interview with Mr. Heflin, please contact Caroline Espinosa at or 512-472-2700.

The Honorable Talmadge Heflin is Director of the Center for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin. In the 78th Session, Heflin served as chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations and navigated a $10 billion state budget shortfall through targeted spending cuts that allowed Texans to avoid a tax increase. 

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

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