- 76th Texas Legislature Passes 64 Property Tax and Related Bills
- Rylander Reports
- Comptroller to Allocate Railroad Rolling Stock
- 1999 Comptroller's Truth-in-Taxation/New Legislation Seminars
- 13th Annual Legal Seminar on Property Taxes Announced
Moving toward free markets, smaller government, lower taxes, and educational excellence for all Texas children requires government to focus on core functions, introduce competition into government services, abolish unnecessary work, streamline work processes, and reduce or eliminate low-priority programs.
Most of all, achieving smaller government requires policymakers to ask hard questions about each and every program, the most fundamental being: "Should government even be doing this at all?"
Real, fundamental change cannot be achieved within any institution--whether in government or the private sector--without a vision of where you want to go and how to get there. My vision for Texas government as we approach the 21st Century is based on a set of 10 principles. They are:
- Develop a better-educated workforce.
- Direct more of every education dollar into the classroom.
- Raise the bar on student performance.
- Cut taxes in Texas.
- Introduce competition into Texas government.
- Improve government performance and accountability.
- Reduce the size of government.
- Bring common sense to regulations.
- Use technology to cut costs and increase quality.
- Return control to communities and individuals.
These principles will guide the Comptroller's Office as it works to create a government that meets the needs of all Texans in the 21st Century.
CAROLE KEETON RYLANDER
Comptroller of Public Accounts
To learn more about the principles above, see the Comptroller's webpage Window for State Government at http://www.window.state.tx.us. See Texas Performance Review's report Challenging the Status Quo: Toward Smaller, Smarter Government.