Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Promises about Taxes on Perry-O-Meter

Seek constitutional amendment requiring two-thirds vote of Legislature to raise taxes

Will seek a "constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds vote of the Legislature to increase state taxes."

Balance the budget without a tax increase

"Texas will continue to live within its means, and under my leadership, we will do it without a tax increase."

Oppose and veto tax increases

Will "oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes."

Make small business tax cut permanent

Make "permanent the recent tax cut extended to 40,000 small businesses in the last legislative session (under current law, the $1 million business margins tax exemption will expire in 2011)."

Will work for constitutional amendment limiting growth in budget to changes in population and inflation combined

Will promote a constitutional amendment to "require the Legislature to limit growth in the state budget to no more than growth in population and inflation combined."

Provide business tax credit to help workers get high-school diplomas

Offer businesses a tax incentive of $1,500 for each full-time employee who earns a high school diploma or GED. Business would be required to grant their employees two hours a week of paid time off to study or attend class.