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Thursday, January 8 • 11:10am - 12:20pm
TELs Matter for Opportunity in Texas - Center for Fiscal Policy

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State spending has increased substantially faster than population growth plus inflation since 2004, costing Texas families of four at least a thousand dollars extra annually to support a state government that has grown too big, too fast. How should the Texas Legislature effectively limit taxpayers’ costs of funding more state spending? Join us as our panelists discuss ways to limit spending by reforming our tax and expenditure limitation (TEL).

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Dr Vance Ginn

Economist/Policy Analyst, Center for Fiscal Policy, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Vance Ginn, Ph.D., is an economist in the Center for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin, one of the top free market, state-level think tanks in the nation.Before joining the Foundation, Ginn taught at three universities and one community college across Texas... Read More →

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Rep. Donna Howard

District 48, Texas House of Representatives
Representative Donna Howard has served in the Texas House of Representatives since 2006.  She is a member of the Appropriations and Higher Education Committees and serves as Vice-Chair of the House Administration Committee.  Donna also serves on several select committees focused... Read More →
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Dr. John Merrifield

Professor of Economics, University of Texas at San Antonio
Dr. Merrifield is a Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at San Antonio, a position he has held since 1987, and the Editor of the Journal of School Choice. He has published The School Choice Wars, School Choices, Parental Choice as an Education Reform Catalyst: Global... Read More →
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Sen. Charles Perry

District 28, Texas State Senate
A native West Texan, Rep. Charles Perry grew up and attended high school in Sweetwater, TX. Upon graduation, Perry went on to earn his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and management information systems from Texas Tech University. Currently, Perry owns and... Read More →

Thursday January 8, 2015 11:10am - 12:20pm CST
Capitol View Terrace South 701 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701

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