Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Speaker Dennis Bonnen Propose Raising the Sales Tax.
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“Raising the sales tax is dead wrong.
“Let’s get this straight, Republicans want to raise taxes on families who are struggling to afford their groceries and clothes for their growing children. All in the name of tax cuts for the rich.
“Once again, Republicans are lining the pockets of the wealthy few at the expense of hardworking Texans.
“Texas Democrats believe in building an economy that works for all Texans, not just corporations and billionaire donors. Texas is a growing state and we all know that the best ways to lower property taxes are to increase the homestead exemption for everyday Texans, invest in the state’s share of public education, close corporate loopholes, and make billionaires pay their fair share. That’s how we create a thriving middle-class economy.
“Make no mistake about it: Texas Democrats will fight tooth and nail against any Republican attempts to raise the sales tax.”