Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Bryan Mathew, policy analyst with the Center for Local Governance, will testify in support of House Bill 1449, a bill that prohibits local governments from imposing linkage fees on new construction. Mathew will testify before the House Committee on Ways & Means on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. CDT in room E2.012 of the Texas State Capitol.

“Housing affordability has declined in key parts of the state that have turned away from the Texas Model,” said Mathew. “Instead of rolling back land-use regulations that drive up the cost of new construction, local governments are turning toward linkage fees—special fees on new construction that would fund subsidies for some limited number of housing units. These fees only heighten the affordability crisis facing many communities and should be done away with by the Legislature.”


Bryan Mathew, policy analyst, Center for Local Governance, TPPF


Testimony against linkage fees, Texas House Committee on Ways & Means


Wednesday, March 29, 2017
8:00 a.m. CDT 


Room E2.012
Texas State Capitol 

For more information or to request an interview with Mr. Mathew, please contact Caroline Espinosa at [email protected] or 512-472-2700.

Bryan Mathew is a policy analyst with the Center for Local Governance and the Think Local Liberty project 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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