We don’t have the yearly gouging for state income tax which is nice.  We do have property taxes that are steep, but you buy what you can afford and no more.

Gov. Rick Perry will use his State of the State address to call for amending the Texas Constitution to allow the state to return tax money it collects but doesn’t spend back to its citizens, according to an excerpt of the speech released to The Associated Press.

Perry, who is scheduled to deliver the speech Tuesday morning to a joint session of the Legislature, will tell lawmakers that he has “never bought into the notion that if you collect more, you need to spend more.”

via Perry proposes amending Texas constitution to allow state to return excess taxes.