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KEY VOTE: AFP-Texas Supports HB 32 & HB 31

April 28, 2015

Americans for Prosperity-Texas thanks Chairman Bonnen and other legislative leaders who have helped bring these proposals to the floor. AFP-Texas supports HB 32 and 31 – legislation providing substantial tax cuts for Texans. HB 32 would cut the rate of the Franchise Tax by 25%.  HB 31 reduces the sales tax from the current 6.25% […]

Capital Appreciation Bonds: No Way to Finance Local Government Debt

April 27, 2015

We at Americans for Prosperity-Texas support HB 1750, a prohibition for local taxing entities to use capital appreciation bonds secured by local property taxes. Capital Appreciation Bonds (CABs) are not appropriate for government entities as they place a high burden on future taxpayers. They are devious devices which allow local governments to borrow now and […]

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AFP: Texas Senate Delivers Property Taxpayer Protections

May 01, 2015

The following statement can be attributed to AFP-Texas Policy Fellow Peggy Venable: The Texas Senate has delivered significant property taxpayer protections. While Texas is considered a relatively low-tax state, its property taxes are among the highest in the country, due largely to local jurisdictions easily raising taxes with few taxpayer protections. The Texas Senate has […]

AFP-Texas Praises Historic Cuts Passed by House

April 28, 2015

We congratulate the Texas House and Chairman Dennis Bonnen for passage of historic tax relief with a significant 25 percent reduction of the Franchise Fax and a sales tax cut.   HB 32 cuts the Franchise Tax by 25 percent and saves taxpayers $2.3 billion.  Amendments offered by Bonnen provide for further rate reductions as […]

AFP Recognizes National Tax Freedom Day as a Call To Action

April 23, 2015

Grassroots organization knocking on doors, making phone calls, to kill the Franchise Tax Statement by Jerome Greener, State Director, AFP-Texas: Today marks national Tax Freedom Day, the day Americans can start working to take care of their families and their own future. From January 1st to April 24th, Americans have worked to pay their federal, […]

AFP-Texas Responds to TX House Tax Cut Plan

April 08, 2015

Statement by Jerome Greener, State Director of AFP-Texas, in response to the Texas House laying out its tax relief package: Chairman Bonnen and House leadership are to be commended for laying out an ambitious plan to provide $4.87 billion in Margins Tax and Sales Tax relief. By providing an across-the-board 25 percent cut to the […]

AFP-Texas Applauds Senate Education Committee For Passing Tax Credit Scholarship Legislation

April 07, 2015

Americans for Prosperity-Texas supports the tax credit scholarship school choice legislation passed today by the Senate Education Committee. In approving Senate Bill 4, the committee has given hope to thousands of parents and students who want to choose their school. We have supported school choice for the past 10 years and this legislation, if passed, […]

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