TXLege Autopsy Report: Stronger Spending Limits
Brandon Waltens and Cary Cheshire explore the death of the conservative priority calling for a strong spending limit that protects taxpayers this session.
Lawmakers are expected to have $131 billion in general revenue appropriations for the 2024-2025 fiscal biennium, and a $27 billion surplus.
A report shows that Texas property taxes are among the highest in the nation.
Historically, the Legislature has provided minimal tax relief in surplus years.
Capping the growth of state spending at the rate of population plus inflation has been a priority of conservatives for years.