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Friday, January 9 • 9:45am - 10:55am
Are Texans Taxed Too Much? - Center for Fiscal Policy

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Texas looks to have a $10 billion potential surplus at the end of fiscal year 2015 and a similar amount in additional tax revenue generated during the 2016-17 biennium. This substantial amount of available revenue raises the question: Are Texans taxed too much? Join us as our panelists consider tax reforms that will promote economic prosperity for all Texans.

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
avatar for Scott Drenkard

Scott Drenkard

Economist & Manager of State Projects, The Tax Foundation
Scott works in the Tax Foundation's Center for State Tax Policy, where his research covers diverse topics relating to state tax structures. He is an author of the annual State Business Tax Climate Index and editor of the 2012 and 2013 editions of the popular handbook, Facts & Figures... Read More →
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Sen. Craig Estes

District 30, Texas State Senate
Estes, R-Wichita Falls, has represented SD-30 since his election to the Texas Senate in 2001. He is chairman of the State Affairs Committee as well as the Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs, and Homeland Security. Estes is vice chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, sits... Read More →
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John Fund

Commentator, Columnist, Author
John Fund is National Affairs Columnist for National Review magazine and a contributor to the  Fox News Channel. He is considered a notable expert on American politics and the nexus between politics and economics.He previously served as a columnist and editorial board member for... Read More →
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Rep. Sylvester Turner

District 139, Texas House of Representatives
Representative Sylvester Turner was raised in the Acres Homes community in northwest Houston.   He attended the University of Houston and Harvard Law School before joining the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski.  He later founded the Houston law firm of Barnes & Turner in 1983... Read More →


Friday January 9, 2015 9:45am - 10:55am CST
Capitol Ballroom FG 701 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701

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