Monday, July 26, 2021
84.9 F
Fort Worth

Perry: Special session if no $1.8B in tax cuts

🕐 1 min read

WILL WEISSERT,Associated Press

 

 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry is threatening to call a special legislative session if lawmakers don’t send him a budget with $1.8 billion in tax cuts.

The Legislature finishes its work May 27 — unless Perry summons it back into session.

The House late Tuesday passed a tax bill proposing $667 million in breaks for Texas businesses. Perry said Wednesday that was “a third of the way there.”

He added: “If folks want to go home at the end of this legislative session” he’d have to see a budget including $1.8 billion in tax cuts.

Perry says he wants no fee increases for transportation and $2 billion for water and infrastructure projects.

The hard line was a tactical change for Perry, who has had a low-key role in pushing legislation this session.

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

Related Articles

Our Digital Sponsors

Latest Articles

Not ready to subscribe?

Try a few articles on us.

Enter your email address and we will give you access to three articles a month, to give us a try. You also get an opportunity to receive our newsletter with stories of the day.

Get our email updates

Stay up-to-date with the issues, companies and people that matter most to business in the Fort Worth.

  • Restaurants
  • Technology
  • and more!

FWBP Morning Brief

FWBP 5@5

Weekend Newsletter

  • Banking & Finance
  • Culture
  • Real Estate