AUSTIN – Tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 20, at 10:00 a.m., the Honorable Talmadge Heflin will provide invited testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform.
“State law requires political subdivisions to provide only two items of information on the ballot for any given proposition: the amount their local government entity proposes to borrow and a general description of the purpose,” said Heflin. “Both are inadequate as the former does not properly convey the total cost of the bond while the latter often lacks specificity and is written in legalese. Missing from the ballot is any mention of the bond’s total repayment cost or how the passage of the bond might affect the average area resident’s pocketbook. This is basic information that every voter should know before voting Yea or Nay.”
Who: Talmadge Heflin, director of the Center for Fiscal Policy
What: Invited Testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform
When: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Texas State Capitol | Hearing Room E1.012

For more information, please contact Sarah Silberstein or 512-472-2700.    

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