September 8, 2017

Houston Chronicle: Should Low-Tax Texas Have to Shoulder More of Harvey’s Load?

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Right now, although Texas is a low-tax state overall, that tax burden falls disproportionately on poor people. High property and sales taxes and the absence of an income tax means that folks in the lowest 20 percent of the income spectrum pay 12.5 percent of their earnings in state and local taxes, the seventh highest rate in the country, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. Read more