More than 5,000 letters are being delivered from taxpayers living around the state to their legislators. They are asking lawmakers to adopt a 2012-2013 budget that does not spend beyond the state’s fiscal means, raise taxes, or use the state’s Rainy Day Fund.
Over the past several weeks, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility along with the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Americans for Prosperity – Texas, Liberty Institute, and Americans for Tax Reform have been actively encouraging the legislature to pursue a state budget that reflects the principles and values that were made clear in last November’s election.
The organizations launched ConservativeBudget.com as a focal point for citizen education and engagement. Michael Quinn Sullivan, president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, said several thousand more letters will be delivered over the next several days and through the end of Session.
“Texans’ continued engagement with their elected officials, holding them accountable to the fiscally conservative principles they ran on in November, underscores that taxpayers expect follow-through from their legislature,” said Sullivan.