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This week, Hall filed a trio of bills that would eliminate some of the state’s most egregious subsidy programs.
In appearances in San Antonio and Houston, gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has hinted he may not be the biggest fan of […]
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has it exactly right: “The Texas economy will grow, with or without incentives.” The ‘incentives,’ of course, are government giveaway programs that cost taxpayers a lot without providing much return. It’s time for them to go.
In a sign of how disconnected tax-spenders are from taxpayers, Dallas city officials are digging deep into the taxpayers wallets to hand cash directly over to one of the nation’s biggest companies. AT&T is moving their corporate headquarters 275 miles north from San Antonio to Dallas. So, of course, Dallas is going to bilk taxpayers out of $11.5 million for the pleasure. Just two weeks ago the Dallas city manager said they need to consider a tax increase to close a $15 million budget gap. Tax increases to pay for AT&T’s move? Taxpayers can be forgiven if they hear a ringing in their ears.
Although market advocates face an uphill battle, signs of change abound.
Cindy Burkett is making her defense of corporate welfare the centerpiece of her campaign.
The Lt. Gov. appears to be moving in the Senate in the direction of reducing and eliminating corporate welfare programs.
Hold on to your wallets, the governor and Legislature are taking aim at your wallet with a little video game waste. Unfortunately, this isn’t the virtual variety but the real-world deal. Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants lawmakers to give video game manufacturers boatloads of money to get them to design their games in the Lone Star State. This is corporate welfare at its worst. This is a $9-plus billion industry that is referred to as “recession-proof.” They don’t need your money.
The city’s appetite for taxpayer money is growing, and what they’re spending it on is concerning.