Texas voters on Tuesday approved an amendment to the state’s constitution banning an income tax.
While Texas is already 1 of 7 states that does not have an income tax, the amendment will make it extremely difficult to impose the tax in the future.
“Today’s passage of Prop 4 is a victory for taxpayers across the Lone Star State,” said Republican Governor Greg Abbot. “I am grateful to Rep. Jeff Leach for his bold leadership on this issue, and for the overwhelming majority of Texans who voted to ensure that our great state will always be free of a state income tax.
“This ban on such a disastrous tax will keep our economy prosperous, protect taxpayers, and ensure that Texas remains the best state to live, work, and raise a family,” Abbot continued.