Due to falling tax revenues caused by shelter-in-place, North Richland Hills announced reductions in spending.
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While taxpayers have good reason to be skeptical of the Lubbock lawmaker’s comments, the fact that he’s already speaking out about forcing budget cuts and preventing tax increases on Texas families is promising.
A 25 percent across-the-board cut in budgeted 2021 general revenue funding to the state’s public universities and system administrations would achieve savings of nearly $250 million.
The Texas Legislature needs to cut spending now to fulfill their obligations and ease Texans’ tax burden.
“It is imperative that every state agency engage in a thorough review of each program and budget strategy and determine the value of each dollar spent.”