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Government Associations Oppose Taxpayer Transparency

Government Associations Oppose Taxpayer Transparency

Government interest groups are confessing their belief that reforms aimed at providing greater fiscal transparency to voters will be harmful to local governments. Unsurprisingly, a better-informed voter makes debt-hungry governments nervous. During Wednesday’s hearing...

Mayor Price, Judge Whitley Oppose Property Tax Reform

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Mayor Price, Judge Whitley Oppose Property Tax Reform

Self-described "conservative" local politicians joined forces with liberals last week to oppose lower taxes and limits on government growth. Leading the charge against the taxpayers of Tarrant County were Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and County Judge Glen Whitley who...

Local Governments Have A Spending Problem

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Local Governments Have A Spending Problem

Despite the narrative advanced by many politicians, Texas’ local governments have an enormous spending problem. In total, over the last twenty years, local spending growth has increased nearly twice as fast as the combined rate of population growth and inflation.  The...