Giovanni Capriglione:
 A Conservative Leader in the Texas House

February 23, 2018

When you examine his votes on issues important to conservatives, Representative Giovanni Capriglione is a leader in the Texas House. He consistently votes to secure our borders from illegal immigrants. He demonstrates his culture of Life philosophy as he votes to protect unborn babies from abortions. And, few members are as supportive of our right to keep and bear arms guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment.

As a successful businessman, Representative Capriglione knows what it is like to meet a payroll and create good-paying jobs in Tarrant County. He understands how burdensome regulations increase costs and limit opportunities. His business acumen has taught Capriglione how to make state government more efficient.

Capriglione’s business experience helps him root out waste, fraud, and abuse in his role as Chairman of the Budget Reform and Transparency Subcommittee. His work helped cut millions of dollars in spending from the last budget. That keeps more money in the pockets of conservatives and expands our economic freedoms across the state. With Chairman Capriglione’s leadership, the legislature passed a balanced state budget which cut more than $200 million in spending from the prior budget cycle.

Representative Capriglione also supports the goals of the Coalition to increase government transparency. Last session, he authored a bill to increase accountability in government contracting. The bill creates a searchable database so information about contracts and who profits from those local and state contracts can be discovered by watchdogs. Not only does this increase government transparency, this new law is likely to cut government spending as new contracts will be leaner and free of ‘padding’ for the benefit of politically connected friends.

Finally, Representative Capriglione knows that property tax reform is key to the continued success of Texas. He understands we must fix our broken school finance system before we can reform our property tax system. He knows local officials increase our property taxes for schools every time the state cuts its share of the finance system. Chairman Capriglione understands this critical relationship and will continue to work toward solutions of the system.

Representative Capriglione’s philosophy is very simple and in line with our conservative principles of supporting limited government and promoting personal and economic freedoms. He works everyday to unleash the power of the free market and promote pro-business policies for Texas.

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