The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s (TPPF) Center for Local Governance Senior Policy Analyst Jess Fields testified today before the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations  on Senate Bill 710, which would allow residents in general law cities to incorporate as a “Liberty City.” 

“High taxes and regulations have become an unfortunate feature of many of our Texas cities” said Fields. “As a result, Liberty Cities have begun to emerge in Texas which focus on limited government policies and the protection of individual liberty above all else. They avoid debt, spend public money carefully, and provide core services. They do not tell their citizens what size soda they can drink or what kind of grocery bags to use.

“Senate Bill 710 will promote the Liberty City concept throughout the state by allowing communities to have the option to incorporate as a Liberty City, a city which will be limited to the protection of citizens’ rights and essential core functions. The Liberty City is an important tool for Texans looking to protect their rights from big government intrusion at the local level, and Senate Bill 710 would ensure that it is more widely available for all Texans."
 
To schedule an interview with Mr. Fields, please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.

The Hon. Jess Fields is the Senior Policy Analyst in the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and a former College Station City Councilman. 

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

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