Bean for Texas 97th

Cheryl Bean for Texas State Representative District 97

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Lower Taxes

Lower Taxes, Stronger Economy
Empowering Texas’ Small Businesses

Lower taxes can help small businesses invest more in growth and contribute to the economy as consumers. It’s a fact that property taxes in Texas are high, and Texans, especially homeowners and small businesses, are seeking solutions. I witness this demand daily as someone who works in the home building and development industry. We must strive to keep taxes low to keep Texas moving forward in a prosperous direction. By doing so, we can create a path to prosperity for Texas through lower taxes and support for small businesses.

As a candidate for the 97th chair in the Texas House of Representatives, I am acutely aware of the challenges homeowners and small businesses face due to high property taxes in Texas. Through my experience in the home build and development business, I have seen firsthand the impact of these taxes on the everyday lives of Texans. If we want to keep Texas moving in a prosperous direction, we must commit to keeping taxes and regulations low.

The Burden of High Property Taxes

Property taxes in Texas are among the highest in the nation. Even though the state legislature as well as our County judge have made significant strides in reducing property taxes in 2023 … This reality places a significant burden on homeowners, making it challenging for many to afford their homes. These taxes can be even more daunting for small businesses, eating into profits and hindering growth. High property taxes affect individual homeowners and businesses and impact the broader economy by stifling investment and development.

Impact on Small Businesses

Small businesses are the backbone of the Texas economy. They create jobs, drive innovation, and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities. However, high taxes and overregulation can stifle the entrepreneurial spirit. As a small business owner, I understand these businesses’ challenges. Lowering taxes and reducing unnecessary regulations can provide the much-needed relief that small businesses need to thrive.

A Vision for Prosperity

My vision for Texas is one of prosperity and growth. To achieve this, we must create an environment where businesses can flourish, and homeownership is attainable for more people.  Over the last few years, the cost of building a house has significantly increased as a result of labor shortages, material cost increases, new code requirements largely driven by the Green energy mafia, interest rates, and property taxes.  Lowering property taxes is a critical step in this direction. It will provide immediate relief to homeowners and businesses and attract more investment into our state, leading to greater economic growth and job creation.

Balancing the Budget Responsibly with Lower Taxes

Lowering taxes must be done responsibly. We need to ensure that essential services and infrastructure are not compromised. This requires a careful balancing act – reducing the tax burden while maintaining the quality of services that Texans rely on. I understand that Texas currently has surplus funds in its budget based on the high increases in property values without lowering the property taxation rates.   As your representative, I am committed to finding innovative solutions to achieve this balance, ensuring that our state remains a great place to live, work, and do business.

Engaging with the Community

As we work towards lowering taxes, we must engage with the community to understand the specific needs and challenges homeowners and small businesses face. I am committed to listening to your concerns and working collaboratively to find solutions that work for all Texans. Your input is invaluable in shaping policies that will lead to a more prosperous Texas.

As a candidate for the Texas House of Representatives, my commitment is to create an environment where businesses can thrive and homeownership becomes more attainable. One crucial aspect of achieving this goal is by reducing property taxes and easing regulations. By working together, we can guarantee that Texas remains a place of opportunity for everyone while also lowering taxes.