TFR Statement on State Budget

May 26, 2021
TFR Staff
Corporate Welfare, Property Tax, Spending, State Budget

Following the Texas Senate’s passage of the conference committee report on the state budget, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility president Cary Cheshire issued the following statement:

Texas lawmakers have passed a budget that does not deliver substantial property tax relief. Instead legislators have prioritized corporate welfare programs, increased spending on state agencies, and grown government bureaucracy.

Texans elected Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Republican majorities to the Texas Legislature based on their promises to trim the budget and provide tangible tax relief to taxpayers.

Unfortunately, with this budget they have broken those promises.