Rolling out his state budget proposal in January, Gov. Rick Perry promised to be “the people’s voice” and secure taxpayers $1.8 billion in relief.
With six weeks left in the legislative session, it’s clear that small businesses will continue receiving a key tax break. And big businesses, particularly large industrial power users, are in line to get most of a $730 million rebate plan that could come up for a vote in the Texas Senate this week.
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Kate Alexander has covered the state budget since 2008, writing extensively about taxes and spending. This is her third session chronicling the legislative debate over the budget.