Email, Matt Hirsch, communications director, Greg Abbott campaign, Oct. 22, 2013

10:44 am

2.       On threatening $35 billion in tax increases:




“The Fort Worth state senator said she opposes raising sales or property tax rates, but thinks the Legislature needs to review $35 billion in tax exemptions on the books.”




“She ruled out an increase in the state's sales tax rate but called for combing through what she said were $35 billion in tax exemptions to see which one could be eliminated.”




“Davis said, as she has in the past, that lawmakers may be able to shift spending by eliminating some of the state’s $35 billion in longstanding tax exemptions and loopholes.”