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The Texas Budget

The state budget process might seem complicated, but there are plenty of ways to make your voice heard!

Talk Taxes Webinar Series

Learn more about our state's budget and tax system (it's not as complicated as you think) and, as importantly, how to talk about them!

Texas has no personal or corporate income tax, and instead relies heavily on sales and property taxes to fund public services. Because of this, our state has one of the most regressive tax systems in the county. This means that low-income households pay a larger proportion of their income in state and local taxes than more affluent households.

There are many things we can do to ensure that the Texas revenue system is better able to provide for our growing needs and to improve the equity of taxes at the state and local level. View our policy priorities to learn more.