Democrat Bill Hobby was lieutenant governor in the 1970s when the current state spending cap was adopted. Today, he argues against making it tighter.
Kelly Hancock’s proposal is the first that would actually tighten the spending cap, rather than sabotage it.
Yesterday I posted a report on Texas Public Policy Foundation’s testimony before House Transportation earlier this week, in which I questioned TPPF’s continuing advocacy for measuring the growth in state spending compared to an index of population growth plus inflation. Later, I learned that Michael Villarreal, one of the sponsors
The Texas Public Policy Foundation testified before the House Transportation committee this week concerning the mammoth local option transportation funding bill that has passed the Senate. TPPF's Justin Keener expressed alarm about the rising cost of government (to no one's surprise): Between 2000 and 2008, the state’s total budget grew