Is a Proposed Ban on a State Income Tax Really a Stealth Move to Undermine the State’s Business Tax?
The Legislature’s own budget advisors have warned that a constitutional amendment prohibiting an income tax could cost the state billions in lost revenue from the business tax.
Many Texans think their property taxes are too high. But the highly regressive sales tax would put even more of a burden on those who can least afford it.
State Agencies Ordered to Cut Supplemental Budgets Next Year by 10 Percent Even as Billion Dollar Windfall Looms
A U.S. Supreme Court decision that could mean more revenue comes as officials order spending cuts.
Guest Column: University of Texas, Trinity University presidents believe the Congressional tax reform bill will limit endowments, student aid.
Greg Abbott is on the edge of whether his first legislative session as governor will end in success or failure.
The House’s proposal is better than the Senate’s, for at least half a dozen reasons
The sad and baffling tale of the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad business tax.
Texas should take a look at the franchise tax
Reflecting on his ten years as the executive director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities, a center-left think tank based in Austin, Scott McCown makes the case for why some Texans should be paying higher taxes and explains why Governor Perry’s Texas doesn’t work for everyone.
Texas won’t get its financial house in order until lawmakers have a thoughtful conversation about the T-word. Don’t hold your breath.
How likely are Californian businesses to move to Texas?
Perry's thirty-second radio ad aimed at wooing businesspeople will run in six Californian cities.
State legislators propose a bill that would allow communities to raise taxes in order to fund the school security measures they prefer.
Representative Drew Darby wants fuel-efficient vehicles, which naturally incur lower gas taxes, to be charged increased registration fees.
When the Legislature meets in January, lawmakers know they won’t be able to cut their way to a balanced budget. Instead, they should do what a certain Republican governor did more than twenty years ago: raise taxes.
The university says that it cannot build and operate its proposed new medical school without a permanent source of funding. It is seeking an increase in local property taxes (amounting to $107.40 per homeowner for the average home), the revenue from which would help fund the medical school. Austin historically
Taxes are his target.
Everyone at the Capitol that morning in late January knew George W. Bush was at a high plateau, and they were there expecting to witness history being made. Popular and successful after two years as governor, openly discussed already as a potential candidate for national office, he was, on this
The new Ways and Means chairman, Bill Archer, takes aim at the federal budget.
When the IRS seized all that Willie Nelson had, it was a case of the man who can’t say no meeting the men who won’t take no for an answer.
An employee’s vandalism by computer might have gone unpunished but for a rookie prosecutor out to test a new law.
Did you know there’s more difference between Fudgsicles and Popsicles than the taste? The taxman does.