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Make Spending Limits Real

This legislative session has revealed the importance of keeping a tight control over government spending in good times, so that bad times aren’t nearly so rough. But with just days left in Texas’ legislative session, hopes are dimming for such reform unless lawmakers listen to their constituents.

No Spending Limits

Conservatives of all stripes agree on the need to limit the unchecked growth of government, and a year that has lawmakers tightening the state’s belt anyway seems like a good time to champion such commonsense, pro-taxpayer legislation. Yet, House leaders are not.

Spending Limits On The Table

Taxpayer hero Ken Paxton, a state rep from McKinney, today filed legislation that would strengthen Texas’ notoriously flimsy spending limitation. His measure would add population growth to inflation, on a six-year rolling average, and lawmakers would have to use that number or the current measurement – whichever is lower.