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Jeff Beckley

Chair, Plano Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Beckley is 2018 Board Chair of the Plano Chamber of Commerce and managing principal of Beckley CPA.

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Employers, get out the vote!

One of the most powerful voices for voter turnout is one that is seldom heard: employers. We have the unique opportunity to help increase voter turnout simply by encouraging our employees to head to the polls. In fact, studies show that employees are 65 percent more likely to vote if their employers emphasize its importance.

Include business in the property tax debate

Property tax reform has been the topic of much debate and proposed legislation. We believe the answer is not as simple as a one-size-fits-all cap on tax rate increases or revenue, mandatory rollback elections, or a sole focus on homeowner property tax to exclusion of all other tax policy.