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Episode 15: The Session Comes to a Close With Not Much to Show for It

Episode Description πŸ’° In our fifteenth and final episode of π—§π—›π—˜ π—ͺπ—˜π—˜π—ž π—”π—›π—˜π—”π——, we discuss the end of the 88th Legislative Session and lack of successes for things on Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s “emergency agenda” and items important to Texas…

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TFR Statement on Conference Committee Report for HB 1 – General Appropriations Act

With only a few days left of the ongoing 88th Legislative Session, state lawmakers have presented a Conference Committee Report for House Bill 1 that represents perhaps the largest increase in spending in Texas history; it is certainly the biggest…

Podcast - Taxpayer Talks

Episode 19: Will They Get to Property Tax Relief in Time?

Episode Description πŸ’° In this episode of π—§π—”π—«π—£π—”π—¬π—˜π—₯ π—§π—”π—Ÿπ—žπ—¦, we discuss what still has the potential to get done before imminent key deadlines in the near-ended Texas 88th Legislative Session. Will Texas taxpayers get tangible property tax relief? Will we…

Vote Notices

Vote Notice 5.24.23

Texas Senate Subject: Repealing Onerous Regulation, House Bill 3419 (HB 3419) Subject: Corporate Welfare Revival, House Bill 5 (HB 5) Subject: Harmful History of Communism Curriculum, House Bill 2273 (HB 2273) Subject: Raising Pensions of Lawmakers, While Ignoring Taxpayers, House Bill 2779 (HB 2779) Subject: Anti-Free Enterprise, House Bill 3942 (HB 3942) Subject: Encouraging an Inequitable…

Vote Notices

Vote Notice 5.23.22

Texas Senate Subject: Anti-Free Enterprise, House Bill 3942 (HB 3942) Subject: Alteration in the Way the No-New-Revenue Tax Rate is Calculated, House Bill 4456 (HB 4456) Subject: Anti-Taxpayer, House Bill 100 (HB 100) Subject: Increased Transparency, House Bill 614 (HB 614) Subject: Transparency for Taxpayers, House Bill 1228 (HB 1228) Subject: Restoring Penalty for Illegal Voting, House…

Podcast - The Week Ahead

Episode 14: Legislative Session Ending Soon, What is Still Moving?

Episode Description πŸ’° In our fourteenth episode of π—§π—›π—˜ π—ͺπ—˜π—˜π—ž π—”π—›π—˜π—”π——, we discuss the impending deadlines in both legislative chambers as we enter the final full week of the ongoing 88th Legislative Session and what they mean for things like…

Vote Notices

Vote Notice 5.22.23

Texas Senate Subject: Border Security, House Bill 7 (HB 7) Subject: State Sovereignty to Regulate Oil and Gas Operations, House Bill 33 (HB 33) Subject: Border Security, House Bill 800 (HB 800) Subject: Transparency & Accountability for School Board Grievances, House Bill 890 (HB 890) Subject: Tax Credits & Corporate Welfare, House Bill 1058 (HB…

Vote Notices

Vote Notice 5.21.23

Texas Senate Subject: Medicaid Expansion for Post-Partum Women, House Bill 12 (HB 12) Subject: Prescription Drug Importation Program, House Bill 25 (HB 25) Subject: Further Entrenching the Role of the State in Mental Health, House Bill 400 (HB 400) Subject: READER Act, House Bill 900 (HB 900) Subject: Expanding Gambling, House Bill 1759 (HB 1759)…

Vote Notices

Vote Notice 5.20.23

Texas Senate None Texas House of Representatives Subject: Pro-Property Rights, Senate Bill 785 (SB 785) Subject: Pro-Taxpayer, Senate Bill 1252 (SB 1252) Subject: Corporate Welfare, Senate Bill 2325 (SB 2325) Reminder: Vote Notices are provided to both Texas state lawmakers and the general public in advance of Texans for Fiscal…

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TFR Statement On SB3 – Property Tax Relief

Taxpayers have a lot to be thankful for what seems to be a compromise between the House and Senate with the latest version of Senate Bill 3. As passed by the House, this bill includes $12 billion for a 15-cent…

Vote Notices

Vote Notice 5.19.23

Texas Senate None Texas House of Representatives Subject: Banning Children’s Exposure to Drag Shows, Senate Bill 12 (SB 12) Subject: Banning Discriminatory DEI Policies in Higher Education, Senate Bill 17 (SB 17) Subject: Burdensome Regulation, Senate Bill 1120 (SB 1120) Subject: Regulating EV Charging Stations, Senate Bill 1001 (SB 1001) Subject: Increasing…

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Texas House Improves Senate’s Property Tax Relief Proposal

On Thursday, the Texas House of Representatives considered Senate Bill 3, or one of the prioritized pieces of legislation included in Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s property tax relief package. It passed its initial consideration by a vote of 140…

Podcast - Taxpayer Talks

Episode 18: Texas Lawmakers Are Feeling the Pressure on Property Tax Relief!

Episode Description πŸ’° In this episode of π—§π—”π—«π—£π—”π—¬π—˜π—₯ π—§π—”π—Ÿπ—žπ—¦, we discuss the potential for renewed life when it comes to tangible property tax relief as a result of the nearly concluded 88th Legislative Session. We also talk about the prospects…

Vote Notices

Vote Notice 5.18.23

Texas Senate Subject: Broadband Socialism, House Joint Resolution 125 (HJR 125) Subject: Broadband Socialism, House Bill 9 (HB 9) Subject: Pro-Taxpayer, House Bill 422 (HB 422) Subject: Hotel Occupancy Tax for Wise County Courthouse & Fairgrounds, House Bill 1034 (HB 1034) Subject: Second Amendment Financial Privacy Act, House Bill 2837 (HB 2837) Texas House of…

Vote Notices

Vote Notice 5.17.23

Texas Senate Subject: Increasing Benefits for Certain Medicaid Beneficiaries, House Bill 54 (HB 54) Subject: Expansion of Government-Sponsored Loan Programs, House Bill 1472 (HB 1472) Subject: Continuing Corporate Welfare, House Bill 1515 (HB 1515) Subject: Authorizing an Increase in Fees, House Bill 1699 (HB 1699) Subject: Expanding Corporate Welfare, House Bill 1950 (HB 1950) Subject: Authorizing…