Senior Fiscal Analyst Dick Lavine Testifies Before House Ways and Means

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April 28, 2010

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Senior Fiscal Analyst Dick Lavine testified before the Texas House Ways and Means Committee about the optional homestead exemption.

“Because the benefit of state recognition of the optional homestead exemption goes to only a small minority of Texas school districts and primarily to higher-income homeowners within those districts:

"The Center for Public Policy Priorities recommends that the Legislature repeal the provision allowing state aid to replace revenue lost to the optional homestead exemption.”

Dick Lavine

Senior Fiscal Analyst