AUSTIN – Today, Bryan Mathew, who helps lead the Think Local Liberty project at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, offered invited testimony to the Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform, which held a special hearing at the Houston Community College Alief Hayes Campus.
“Any statutory changes allowing cities to redirect Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone revenue for disaster recovery-purposes should be anchored in a firm foundation of transparency and accountability,” said Mathew. “It’s essential that these public tax dollars be put to the highest possible use in the most open and transparent way.”

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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.
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