AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s (TPPF) Center for Economic Freedom Policy Analyst Kathleen Hunker is testifying before the Texas House Business & Industry Committee TODAY, Tuesday, March 24, at 11:30 a.m. CDT or upon adjournment in Room E2.016 of the Texas State Capitol. Ms. Hunker is testifiyng on House Bill 1936, relating to notice by a property owner to a mortgage servicer that the owner intends to enter into a contract with a property tax lender.

“House Bill 1936 would invite banks and mortgage companies to interfere with Texans seeking to get a handle on their property tax bill,” said Hunker. “Over the last two decades, Texans have seen their property taxes rise faster than their incomes. This has led to a high demand for market-based relief, which tax lien transfers offer. By delaying access to tax lien transfers, House Bill 1936 would make it more expensive for Texans to get a handle on overdue taxes and may deny them the chance to restructure that debt on their own terms.”

WHO:
 
Kathleen Hunker, Policy Analyst, Center for Economic Freedom, TPPF
 
WHAT:
 
Testimony before the Texas House Business & Industry Committee
 
WHEN:

 

TODAY, Tuesday, March 24, 2015
11:30 a.m. CDT or upon adjournment
 
WHERE:   Texas State Capitol
Room E2.016

More information about the hearing can be found at: http://txpo.li/1bqtst0

To schedule an interview with Ms. Hunker, please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.

Kathleen Hunker is a policy analyst with the Center for Economic Freedom 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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