Tax proceeds for fixing up Texas state parks are being diverted

  • January 30, 2015
  • News

Two decades ago, the Legislature dedicated a portion of sporting goods sales-tax proceeds – levied on everything from kayaks to pingpong balls – to state parks. Instead of using these funds as advertised, typically, the bulk of the proceeds are diverted into the general revenue fund to pay for schools, prisons and roads. Read more from the Houston Chronicle.