Senator Burton Comments on Her Budget Vote

Austin, TX–Tuesday, Senator Burton voted in support of the committee substitute for HB 1.

“I’m grateful for Senator Nelson and the entire Senate Finance Committee who spent time crafting this budget,” stated Burton. “The Senate version of the budget contains important spending priorities, including transportation and border security.”

Addressing some of her concerns, Burton stated, “Since entering public service I have advocated that crony capitalism does not play a role in how government should engage in the market place. This budget significantly reduces the film incentive program and eliminates the Emerging Technology Fund, which I appreciate. However, I will continue to work hard for a total repeal of these misguided funds.”

On the issue of tax reform Burton commented, “The Senate has budgeted for tax relief, which is a high priority. However, my hope is that my colleagues will be open to eliminating the franchise tax entirely. In addition, any property tax relief should focus on long-term reform for homeowners. Texans are being priced out of their own homes, and the Texas Senate should take measures to fix this problem.”