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Campaign Questions: Is Texas’ tax system capable of meeting the state’s needs? If not, what would you recommend the legislature do differently?

Absolutely the current tax system is more than capable of meeting the state's needs. As I have said countless times we first have to fully understand what it is we are spending our money on and why. Once we have a clear understanding of that, then we can move to reducing our budget. After we've reduced our collective expenditures in the budget we can move to reduce taxes for everyone.  In my own July 6, 2014 Texas Tribune Trib Talk article I sum it up. "Reforming property tax regulations is not just about treating Texas citizens with honesty and openness. It also forces government to begin the hard work of reining in
unnecessary expenditures and finding efficiencies to live within its means."

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