LOCAL CONTROL: A TOOL, NOT THE RULE

From State Senator Konni Burton, special commentary for EmpowerTexans.com and Texas Scorecard:

As we near the beginning of the next legislative session, tension between the state and local governments on a number of issues is apparent.

Whether it’s the growth of the local property tax burden on Texas families and businesses, restrictive ordinances killing innovation and driving out businesses, or even who goes to the bathroom where on public and private property, state government policymakers are increasingly at odds with their locally-elected counterparts.

While this type of tension between levels of government is certainly not new, the stakes have never been higher.  Read more...

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