Briscoe Cain

Briscoe Cain: Taxpayer-Funded Lobbyists Rake In Millions

Senate Bill 2, which the legislature passed, requires many local taxing units – cities and counties – to get voter approval if they want to increase their property tax revenue by more than 3.5 percent. A poll found that 72 percent of Texans “support requiring local governments to ask voters before raising property tax revenues more than set amount.”

With support from our constituents, why was this taxpayer-friendly legislation not passed years ago? One of the reasons is there is a group that gets paid to advocate against our constituents: taxpayer-funded lobbyists.