AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Public Policy issued a policy paper examining the Texas Annexation Right to Vote Act.
 
“Texans achieved a great victory on December 1 last year when forced annexation became prohibited across a significant portion of the state,” said Bryan Mathew, a policy analyst with the Center for Local Government at TPPF. “But more needs to be done. Protection from forced annexation should not depend on the size of the county; we must extend the protections of this law to every corner of the state.”
 
The paper outlines where forced annexation is prohibited, how cities must obtain consent under the new law, and how counties currently not under protections of the law can come under those protections.
 
To read the paper visit: https://www.texaspolicy.com/content/detail/toward-annexation-with-representation
 
For more information or to request an interview, please contact Alicia Pierce atapierce@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.
 
Bryan T. Mathew is a policy analyst in the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit free-market research institute based in Austin that aims to foster human flourishing by protecting and promoting liberty, opportunity and personal responsibility