Texas Tax Reform Commission And The "Average Joe"Join us as two old college buddies and political rivals join together to solve the problems with the tax structure in Texas by harnessing "..the expertise of the leaders of the state's diverse and thriving private sector..", in the feel good hit of the year.
Then follow up that highjinx with the drama, Sorry State, which is a tale of three disgraces:
- It's a disgrace: Last year Texas was the only state in the union spending less per pupil on public schools than the previous year.
- A double disgrace: The chief school finance legislation advanced by GOP leadership last spring would barely provide enough to schools to match inflation and meet enrollment growth.
- With the obligations faced in educating our children, it was a triple disgrace that property tax relief appeared to be Priority 1 for the 79th Legislature. And as proposed, tax reforms wouldn't have sufficiently spread the business burden or raised enough money to meet our schools' needs.