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James Quintero

Director, Center for Local Governance, Texas Public Policy Foundation

James Quintero leads the Think Local Liberty Project at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He has been with the Foundation since March 2008, during which time his work has centered on the budget, spending, debt, taxes, transparency and pensions.

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Slowing Texas economy underscores need for property tax reform

The Lone Star State’s labor market woes are a good reminder that, especially in today’s topsy-turvy world, Texas needs the right policy prescriptions in place to have the best chance at economic success. And while Texas has done well in the past to enact pro-growth policies, there is still room for improvement — especially when it comes to reforming the state’s onerous property tax.