Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on House Passage of HB3
Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on the House passage to third reading of HB 3.
"Today members of the House showed tremendous leadership by voting to pass historic tax relief, protect jobs and close loopholes in the franchise tax so all corporations pay their share. I applaud Speaker Craddick and every House member who worked for passage of House Bill 3. This was an important step toward making the dream of homeownership more affordable for more working Texans that, along with record education funding contained in House Bill 2, will help usher in a new era of possibility. This bill narrows the differences between the House and Senate, making a compromise achievable for the good of millions of Texans."