Texas Public Policy Foundation’s James Quintero, director of the Center for Local Governance, issued the following statement on the passage of Senate Bill 461. The bill, which passed the Texas Senate unanimously, would provide voters with greater ballot box transparency. Among its provisions, the Senate-approved bill would require ballots to include the estimated maximum annual tax increase of the proposals under consideration.

“The Texas Senate took an important step today to make sure that voters have important tax information about bond propositions up for a vote,” said Quintero. “By giving voters more details about new debt, the Senate has improved the process and put Texans in a better position to make informed decisions.”

For more information or to request an interview with Mr. Quintero, please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.


James Quintero is director of the Center for Local Governance and leads the Think Local Liberty project at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. 

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