House Committee Approves Tax Break for Yachts
Villarreal Criticizes Move as Legislature Cuts Education and Nursing Homes
Austin - Today Rep. Mike Villarreal (D-San Antonio) strongly criticized the House Ways and Means Committee for approving a tax break for yachts at the same time that the Legislature is proposing drastic cuts to education, nursing homes, and other basic services. Yesterday the Committee, of which Rep. Villarreal is a member, approved HB 2187 by Rep. John Davis (R-Houston).
"With all due respect, sometimes I'm not sure what planet my Republican colleagues live on," said the flabbergasted Representative. "How can they say tax breaks for yachts are a higher priority than supporting our children's classrooms or keeping nursing homes open?"