Legislative Alerts

Tax Cuts are on the Table, But Local Entities Want Them Off the Menu

March 02, 2015J

The Texas Comptroller’s office has failed to put a number on the cost of SB 182, a taxpayer-protection bill.  Why?  Because they can’t determine how much more local taxing entities are raising taxes above what voters – if asked – would approve. Sen. Paul Bettencourt knows property taxes.  He is former Harris County Tax Assessor […]

AFP-Texas Supports Broad School Choice Legislation

February 27, 2015J

Texans have overwhelmingly shown support for parents directing their children’s education. Today in Texas, parents with financial means have choices. They move to a school district they favor, or they homeschool, or in addition to their school property taxes they pay private school tuition. Schools should not dictate where we live.   And the parents who […]

Legislation Protecting Property Taxpayers

February 27, 2015J,

Owning a home is realization of the American Dream. But that dream quickly turns into a nightmare as homeowners are being taxed out of their homes, due in large part to rising appraisals. Some individuals have paid off their mortgages, only to find that their property taxes are several times over what their mortgage payments […]

Senate leadership proposes tax relief measures

February 25, 2015J

AFP-TX commends Senate leadership for providing much-needed tax relief.  Proposals outlined in a press conference this morning are a good first step. Both business and property owners  want and deserve tax relief. We at AFP-Texas are committed to eliminating the franchise tax.  Under the proposed plan, even exempt businesses will be required to spend precious […]

Governor Abbott Advocates For Students, Not Status Quo

February 17, 2015J

Gov. Greg Abbott’s remarks on school choice deserve highlighting.  In his first State of the State address on Feb 17, 2015, Gov. Abbott eloquently stated why parents should select their children’s schools. We at Americans for Prosperity-Texas agree with Gov. Abbott that the ultimate in local control rests with the parents.  Here is that excerpt […]