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House Committee on Ways and Means - 79th R.S. (2005)

Committee Members
Jim Keffer, Chair
Mike Villarreal, Vice Chair
Al Edwards, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Kent Grusendorf
Vilma Luna
Ken Paxton
Allan Ritter
John Smithee
Beverly Woolley
Charges
• Examine alternative business taxes and other methods of finance designed to reduce the state's reliance on local property taxes to fund public education. Examine the business taxes paid by the various industries.
• Evaluate the process used by the Office of the Comptroller and the Legislative Budget Board to evaluate and provide information on the impact of tax legislation.
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

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