The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s (TPPF) Center for Local Governance director James Quintero testified today before the Senate Committee on Finance on Senate Bill 1013, which would require certain cities, counties, and school districts to undergo The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s (TPPF) Center for Local Governance director James Quintero testified today before the Senate Committee on Finance on Senate Bill 1013, which would require certain cities, counties, and school districts to undergo periodic zero-based budgeting every twelve years.

“With local government spending, debt, and taxes all trending in the wrong direction, it’s critical that we make use of every tool available to make sure that our cities, counties, and school districts are being judicious with the money that they have available,” said Quintero. “Zero-based budgeting is a powerful debt-reduction tool that can help root out waste, fraud, and abuse in government. Building the budget from scratch allows officials to scrutinize every tax dollar spent and, where appropriate, redirect misallocated resources to other, higher priority areas rather than incurring additional debt.”
 
To schedule 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 at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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