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dc.creatorTucker, Ryan J
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-22T20:39:30Z
dc.date.available2013-02-22T20:39:30Z
dc.date.created1998
dc.date.issued2013-02-22
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-1998-Fellows-Thesis-T82
dc.descriptionDue to the character of the original source materials and the nature of batch digitization, quality control issues may be present in this document. Please report any quality issues you encounter to digital@library.tamu.edu, referencing the URI of the item.en
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references: leaves 27-28.en
dc.description.abstractIn the past few years the state of Texas, under the direction of Governor George W. Bush, has seriously considered the idea of cutting property taxes. Since schools are financed mainly through property taxes in Texas, this is an extremely important and volatile issue. I chose to conduct my research on this particular topic. In my project, I looked at the history and fairness of the property tax in Texas, and alternative solutions to this state's impending school finance crisis. To accomplish these tasks, I sent out questionnaires to 500 Texas residents, researched other states, and came up with two possible solutions. This thesis will show that Governor Bush was right to pursue property tax relief, however, his methods for achieving an equitable and beneficial solution for Texas residents were flawed. Instead, the state of Texas should either implement a state income tax or use educational vouchers in place of the current property tax system.en
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M University
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjecthistory/political science.en
dc.subjectMajor history/political science.en
dc.titleIs the governor right?: a study on cutting Texas property Texas [i.e. taxes]en
thesis.degree.departmenthistory/political scienceen
thesis.degree.disciplinehistory/political scienceen
thesis.degree.nameFellows Thesisen
thesis.degree.levelUndergraduateen
dc.type.genrethesisen
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dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen


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