Reforming the spending cap to tie state spending to the growth of Texas
AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the filing of Senate Bill 9, authored by Senator Kelly Hancock, (R – North Richland Hills):
“The people of Texas elected us to produce a conservative budget that ensures taxpayer dollars are spent wisely and that government growth does not exceed increases in inflation times our population. SB 9 puts that commitment into law and ensures that the state of Texas continues to live within our means.
“I applaud Sen. Hancock for filing SB 9 and for his commitment to upholding the conservative principles of a lean and efficient government that have made Texas an economic leader.”