Thursday, May 7th, 2015
State Sen. Van Taylor (left) declared recently that he helped the Texas Senate advance the biggest tax cut in state history. Mostly False, we found. (Photo, Ricardo B. Brazziell, Austin American-Statesman).

Biggest Texas tax cut ever? Not

Van Taylor touted tax changes approved by the Texas Senate as the biggest tax cuts in Texas history.


They weren't, we found.

The Latest from PolitiFact Texas

Require two-thirds' vote of Texas House and Senate to override constitutional spending limit

Impose a stricter constitutional spending cap based on population growth and inflation

Bar statutorily-dedicated accounts from being used simply to certify the state budget is balanced

Give the governor power to reduce, but not eliminate, individual spending items in state budget


UPDATED: 14 weren't a senator or a governor


Governments say nothing doing

Mostly False

The numbers are valid, the comparison is questionable

Rate school campuses on A through F scale; require publication of campus report cards

Ensure mayor's staff and appointments reflect the city's demographics