The Green Fees & Scissors in Texas 2005 report offers thirteen fiscally sound recommendations to help ease the Texas budget crisis while discouraging pollution and natural resource degradation. All told, these 13 recommendations could free up at least $300 million and perhaps more than $1 billion for the state’s budget writers, either through the creation of additional fees, appropriating fees that are already created or ending tax loopholes and cutting costly programs.
Since its inception in 1994, the Green Scissors Campaign has fought to make environmental and fiscal responsibility priorities in Washington. The campaign seeks to eliminate subsidies and programs that both harm the environment and waste taxpayer dollars. By making these cuts, the federal government can save money for priorities including deficit reduction.