Rep. Burrows Breaks Down Session, Says Texas Mayors Are Using Liberal Talking Points [INTERVIEW]
Thursday on The Chad Hasty Show, District 83 Representative Dustin Burrows joined Chad in the KFYO studio to talk about the 86th session of the Texas legislature and shared his opinions on accomplishments from the session, as well as items still needing the attention of lawmakers.
While talking about how the session progressed overall, Burrows said:
There's a lot to be proud of from this session. I won't tell you it was perfect, and there's still some things that need to be done, and I look forward to going back and making the case of what else needs to be done. But it's an example of what happens when a governor, lieutenant governor and speaker work together, when they're on the same page. When Republicans are unified going into the session and working through their differences and issues throughout the session, what we can really accomplish, and I'm very proud of the leadership from all three of them this time around.
Burrows and Hasty discussed tax reform and relief, school finance reform, taxpayer funded lobbying, Speaker Dennis Bonnen, the Texas Tech University veterinary school, and much more.
While speaking about positions taken by mayors around the state on property tax reform, SB 2 and the property tax "triggers" debate, Burrows called out Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope's recent comments to KLBK that he "wasn't sure" if SB 2 was "good public policy" and specifically comparing the budgets of cities to the state.
These are the same talking points that liberal [Austin, Texas] mayor Steve Adler is using, probably developed by taxpayer-funded lobbyists or anti-taxpayer lobbyists like T.M.L. [Texas Municipal League]. Everyone goes to a conference, and all these mayors get together, and they're spinning the same talking points, it's just unfortunate...If the Mayor's critical of school finance reform, I wish he's just say it.
Listen to the entire interview with Representative Dustin Burrows in the video above.