Shortly after Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen held a press conference rallying around raising the state sales tax in order to provide property tax relief, projections from the State’s Legislative Budget Board show most Texans will face a higher tax burden if their sales tax increase proposal goes into effect.

The LBB numbers show that, when combining the new state sales tax increase with property tax burdens, households who make under $99,000 in household income will pay a higher overall tax burden, a group that encompasses around 75 percent of Texans according to census data.

The LBB’s full analysis may be viewed here.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens