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Wednesday, January 7 • 3:00pm - 4:10pm
The Texas Budget: Reining in the Growth of Government - Center for Fiscal Policy

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The 84th Texas Legislature will likely face a substantial potential budget surplus during the 2015 Legislative Session. Although this is indicative of a thriving economy, there are challenges with whether these dollars should be used to provide tax relief or increase spending. Join us as our panelists discuss what the best use of taxpayer funds might be over the 2016-17 biennium.

Moderators
avatar for Talmadge Heflin

Talmadge Heflin

Director, Center for Fiscal Policy, Texas Public Policy Foundation
The Honorable Talmadge Heflin is the Director of the Foundation’s Center for Fiscal Policy. Prior to joining the Foundation, Heflin served the people of Harris County as a state representative for 11 terms. Well regarded as a legislative leader on budget and tax issues by Democratic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sen. Kelly Hancock

Sen. Kelly Hancock

District 9, Texas State Senate
First elected to the Texas Senate in 2012, Kelly Hancock represents Senate District 9, which includes portions of Tarrant and Dallas Counties. He served three terms in the Texas House of Representatives where he advocated for core conservative values of limited government, lower... Read More →
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Rep. Jeff Leach

District 67, Texas House of Representatives
State Representative Jeff Leach proudly serves the citizens of House District 67, consisting of portions of Plano, Allen, Richardson and Dallas in Collin County. A committed conservative, Representative Leach believes in limiting the size and scope of government, lowering taxes... Read More →
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Sen. Kirk Watson

District 14, Texas State Senate
Kirk Watson is State Senator for District 14.  He is a lawyer and former Austin Mayor.  He  currently is a partner with the law firm Husch Blackwell, LLP.  In addition, he is former Chair of both the Texas Advisory Board for Environmental Defense and the Greater Austin Chamber... Read More →


Wednesday January 7, 2015 3:00pm - 4:10pm CST
Capitol View Terrace South 701 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701

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