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AFP-Texas Supports HB 32, Franchise Tax Cuts & Franchise Tax Repeal

May 20, 2015

Senate Finance Committee Hearing May 20, 2015 AFP-Texas Testimony in Support of HB 32 Franchise Tax Cuts and Franchise Tax Repeal Our state’s economic performance, and our citizens’ individual liberties, are best pursued and recognized when government remains small, meets our basic needs, and lets Texans be Texans – whether we want to start businesses, […]

AFP-Texas Supports SB 1968

May 18, 2015

AFP-Texas Supports Paycheck Protection SB 1968 by Sen. Joan Huffman Texas is a right to work state, which means individuals cannot be forced to pay union dues as a condition of employment.  However, government should not be responsible for providing payroll deductions in order to help unions collect dues from their members.  That is an […]

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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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