It’s amazing that some American cities are still toying with the idea of defunding their police. It’s even crazier that some cities are actually doing it.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has a suggestion about this. How about frozen property taxes?

Marty Johnson reports at The Hill:

Texas governor proposes freezing property tax revenue of cities that defund police

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said Tuesday that he’s all for capping property tax revenue from Texas cities that decide to cut funding from their police departments.

Abbott made the comments at a press conference in Fort Worth. His remarks come after the Austin City Council on Thursday voted to slash the Austin Police Department’s budget by a third.

“Part of our job as state leaders is to ensure the safety and security of all Texans, and we will not allow this core function to be undermined by cities that seek to defund and dismantle law enforcement agencies that have a sworn duty to protect our communities,” Abbott said.

He added: “Defunding the police puts Texans in danger and invites lawlessness into our cities, and cities that endanger their residents should not be able to turn around and raise more taxes from those same Texans.”


People seem to like this idea.

Greg Abbott gets it.


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