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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 […]

AFP-Texas Supports HB 3654: Testimony by Peggy Venable

April 15, 2015

House Investments and Financial Services Committee Meeting April 15, 2015 Testimony by Peggy Venable on behalf of Americans for Prosperity-Texas In Support of HB 3654 Americans for Prosperity-Texas is pleased to support HB 3654 and we thank Rep. Jim Murphy for sponsoring this legislation. We appreciate your leadership in helping taxpayers have greater access to information […]

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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, […]

Margins Tax Could Be on Path to Elimination

April 03, 2015

As reported by the Dallas Morning News, House Ways and Means Chairman Dennis Bonnen said his committee is looking at a large 25% rate reduction to the Texas business tax, known as the margins tax.  He said while he had complimented the Senate on their tax cuts, the Chairman went on to say “We can do […]


March 25, 2015

KEY VOTE ALERT SB 1, SJR 1, SB 7 and SB 8 Americans for Prosperity-Texas will key vote SB 1, SJR 1, SB 7 and SB 8 Tax Cut bills Americans for Prosperity-Texas supports SB 1, SJR 1, SB 7 and SB 8 – legislation which provides substantial tax cuts for Texas taxpayers. SB 1 […]

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