Fiscal Policy, Select - 68th R.S. (1983)

Committee Members

Public members

  • Bill Hobby, Chair
  • John Fainter
  • Myra A. McDaniel


  • Prepare analyses of significant spending issues in Texas' state government as well as examen needs and/or demands for state spending and the effectiveness of state spending as well as the effects of changes in state spending.
  • Prepare analyses of Texas' state government revenue structure and associated issues including how various elements may be affected by national and state economic conditions.
  • Prepare analyses of potential changes in the revenue structure including analysis of how such changes might affect the different segments of the business community and general population
  • Prepare analyses of intergovernmental fiscal issues in Texas, particularly trends associated with state and local government in Texas.
  • Prepare and publish a "Handbook on Government Finances in Texas" as a result of the committee's studies.
  • Communicate alternatives to all segments of the Texas community and seek advice and counsel from those who will be active participants, directly or indirectly, in legislative decision-making.


John Fainter was Secretary of State from 1/18/1983 - 7/31/1984. Myra McDaniel was Secretary of State from 9/6/1984 - 1/26/1987.

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