Just Stop Taking Our Money! - Texas Scorecard

In case you missed it, the Texas House this week approved the elimination of the Texas Infrastructure Fund tax. This egregious little tax has been levied on your phone bill for a decade. Everyone agrees the job the TIF tax was levied to do was finished (wire rural schools, hospitals and libraries to the Internet). But State Sen. Steve Ogden (R-Bryan), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has said he needs “to think about” whether the legislature should do the right thing and stop collecting the tax, like they said they would when they implemented it. Mr. Ogden, there’s nothing to think about: Let taxpayers keep their money!