Texas Commission Looks for Ways to Reform Tax Policies to Fund Schools

Albanese, Elizabeth
February 2006
Bond Buyer;2/7/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32314, p36
Trade Publication
The article reports on the 10th Annual Texas Public Finance Conference in Austin. Issues such as the implementation of tax reforms were deliberated during the event. State Tax Commission chairman John Sharp asserted that constitutional mandates should be meet to fund education and boost the state's economy. He argued that the increase in property taxes created a negative impact on the capacity of the state to attract business. He stated that the expansion of sales taxes to all goods and services could be of great help for the state.


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