Editorial: let’s put in place the ultimate “tax abatement”

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer Montgomery County’s government is one of the most liberal County governments in Texas and possibly even the United States. For the last twenty years, they’ve grown spending at a clip five times the rate of growth of the population. Adjusting for inflation, they’ve grown spending at a rate of growth about […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court learns CB&I example of how tax abatements are little more than political cronyism but are ineffective to spur economic activity

Conroe, November 15 – Tax abatements to attract companies to come into localities generally fail to spur economic development, although they do serve as an effective means to line the campaign coffers of the politicians, such as Precinct 1 Montgomery County Commissioner Mike Meador, who approve them. Meador has consistently proffered the most tax abatements […]

Tax Assessor-Collector McRae, Assistant County Attorney Griffin, Commissioners Court follow highly questionable policy of secrecy for tax abatements

Tax Assessor-Collector McRae, Assistant County Attorney Griffin, Commissioners Court follow highly questionable policy of secrecy for tax abatements

Image: Assistant County Attorney B.D. Griffin (left) argues for secrecy in tax abatements before the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, as Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae (right) listens. Conroe, August 25 – Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae, Assistant County Attorney B.D. Griffin, and the entire Commissioners Court follow a policy of […]