Best of the worst: Austin debt totals $3,000 per household

By   /  November 22, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, News, Texas, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Austin’s reputation for big government spending took a bit of hit in a new report showing it has the lowest taxpayer debt of any large Texas city. Among America’s 20 largest cities, Austin had the fourth lowest taxpayer burden. But it’s no model of fiscal restraint.

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Pushing debt, city gives developers a free ride at park

By   /  October 19, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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The city of San Antonio wants taxpayers to pony up $26 million more for Hemisfair Park improvements while exempting new buildings there from a downtown tax.

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