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Thursday, January 8 • 9:45am - 10:55am
Texas' Brewing Property Tax Revolt - Center for Local Governance

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Texas’ property tax system is consistently rated as one of the most cumbersome in the U.S., and recent trends suggest that the problem will only continue to get worse unless significant reforms are enacted. This panel will discuss what reforms, if any, can help alleviate Texas’ brewing property tax revolt.

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James Quintero

Director of the Center for Local Governance, Texas Public Policy Foundation
James Quintero is the policy director for the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Government for the People initiative. Having joined the Foundation in 2008, Quintero’s research covers a wide range of issues, mostly related to local government matters, including: taxes, spending... Read More →

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Sen. Paul Bettencourt

District 7, Texas State Senate
Paul Bettencourt is the Chief Executive Officer of Bettencourt Tax Advisors, LLC; KSEV Radio personality; former Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector; and currently the Senator-Elect for Texas State Senate, District 7 (which he won with 71.8% of the vote in his district). Bettencourt... Read More →
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Dick Lavine

Senior Fiscal Analyst, Center for Public Policy Priorities
Dick Lavine focuses on state and local revenue issues at the Center for Public Policy Priorities. Before coming to the Center in 1994, he was a Senior Researcher at the House Research Organization of the Texas House of Representatives for ten years. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst... Read More →
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Hon. Robert Rivera

Councilman, District 3, City of Arlington
Councilman Robert Rivera represents the portion of Arlington bounded primarily by Matlock Road on the west, Pioneer Parkway on the north.  District 3 includes a portion of the I-20 business corridor, the Arlington Municipal Airport, Tarrant County College, and the Arlington Highlands. In... 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 →

Thursday January 8, 2015 9:45am - 10:55am CST
Capitol View Terrace South 701 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701

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