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Abbott Brings Fresh Scrutiny to Crony Carve-outs

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Abbott Brings Fresh Scrutiny to Crony Carve-outs

Adopted amidst controversy in 2001, Chapter 313 of the Tax Code – titled the “Texas Economic Development Act” – has grown over the past decade to become a favored carve-out for politically connected businesses. Under the program, big businesses are empowered to...

Springer Sponsors One Way Tax Deals

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Springer Sponsors One Way Tax Deals

UPDATE: After further inspection of HB 1987, I have to lend a bit of a mea culpa to Rep. Drew Springer. Under the current provisions of Chapter 313, school districts are allowed to "waive" the jobs requirement for projects receiving tax abatements. This current...