By Kevin Roberts, Ph.D.|July 19, 2019

If a man is from Texas, he’ll tell you, Chicago Journalist John Gunther once wrote. If he’s not, why embarrass him by asking?

It’s true that Texans are plain-spoken. And for years, Texas taxpayers have told their lawmakers that property taxes are just too high, and getting higher at an unsustainable pace. And we have insisted that something be done.

Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen have listened—and led. Last month, Gov. Abbott signed Senate Bill 2, one of the most consequential tax reform measures in state history.


At the heart of SB 2’s reforms is a revenue trigger—a limit to how much cities, counties, schools and other taxing entities can raise our taxes without going to the voters for approval.  Read more.