Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Dr. Thomas Lindsay, director of the Center for Higher Education, will testify on Senate Bill 446, a bill related to federal funding expenditure control to local governments. Dr. Lindsay will testify before Texas Senate Committee on Finance TODAY, Monday, April 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. CDT in Room E1.036 at the Texas Capitol.
“Federal funds that go directly to Texas’ political subdivisions affect the Texas economy as a whole,” said Lindsay. “But regulation of Texas’ economy is, under the U.S. Constitution, a power that belongs to the state government, not the federal government. The Texas state government needs to take a full reckoning of federal grants sent directly to local governments, because these funds are never ‘free’—they come with federal requirements that build spending requirements into the system. We need to implement a system to monitor and evaluate federal funding to local governments. Through this, Texas would have the information available to be more strategic in its partnerships with the federal government.”
Dr. Thomas Lindsay, Director, Center for Higher Education, TPPF
Testimony before Texas Senate Committee on Finance
TODAY, Monday, April 3, 2017
For more information or to request an interview with Dr. Lindsay, please contact Caroline Espinosa at [email protected] or 512-472-2700.
Dr. Thomas Lindsay is the director of the Center for Higher Education at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
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