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“A Real Loss for Families” as Texas Fails to Pass Universal School Choice: Jonathan Williams on The Hugh Hewitt Show

"With the full vote on the Texas House floor, we have the Yea's and Nay's -- we know exactly who was responsible."

Jonathan Williams, ALEC EVP of Policy and Chief Economist, spoke with host Hugh Hewitt about the recent Texas vote on school choice, the vote in Colorado to keep its Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR), and upcoming policy discussions at ALEC’s States and Nation Policy Summit.

On Texas’ vote to not pass universal school choice, Williams relayed the disappointment of the vote and its loss for families.

This is a real loss for taxpayers and a loss for families. But going forward, this is really important because everyone is now on the record. With the full vote on the Texas House floor, we have the Yea’s and Nay’s — we know exactly who was responsible.

On Colorado’s recent vote to keep the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR), Williams highlights the risk Colorado avoided by voting against Proposition HH and keeping taxpayers in charge of their finances rather than over-reaching government spending.

They tried to pull a bait and switch on the voters and the taxpayers of Colorado by using Prop HH to undermine the gold standard of spending and tax limitation in the United States. For the last 30 years, TABOR has limited the growth of government in Colorado very effectively and put really taxpayers in charge of the budgeting process.

Watch the full interview here.