The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Director for the Government for the People Campaign James Quintero released the following statement regarding the House and Senate budget proposals:

“Both the House and the Senate budgets include the two most important priorities for Texans: the largest property tax cut in state history and maintaining a conservative Texas budget. Fulfilling these priorities will ensure Texas remains the country’s economic engine and a leader in fiscally responsible policy.

“While the massive tax cut certainly deserves a lot of attention, it’s important to point out that at a moment of historically high inflation the Texas legislature is still aiming to restrain spending considerably below population growth plus inflation. In fact, both budgets have spending levels under what TPPF would consider to be responsible spending growth. It is a real testament to our state’s commitment to protect taxpayers, ability to focus on the real priorities, and keep Texas Texas.”