AUSTIN Earlier today, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Senate Bill 6, the Texas Annexation Right to Vote Act, which substantially reforms the municipal annexation process. Most importantly, the new law requires large cities to obtain consent from those being annexed before taking action. 

“Today’s bill signing is a triumph for liberty, property rights, and self-determination,” said James Quintero, director of the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “Big cities can no longer annex Texans without their consent, effectively ending this form of taxation without representation.”

For more information or to request an interview with Mr. Quintero, please contact Alicia Pierce at apierce@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.

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

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit free-market research institute based in Austin. The Texas Public Policy Foundation aims to advance a societal framework that effectively fosters human flourishing based upon cooperation and mutually beneficial exchange of ideas and speech.