Has Local Government Debt Really Increased By 40 Percent?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alexandra HartMay 29, 2019 10:59 am,

Republican Sen. Donna Campbell says local government debt in Texas has “increased nearly 40% in the past five years”. In a tweet, Campbell, wrote that the increase in debt has resulted in rising property taxes across Texas.

Madlin Mekelburg of PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team based at the Austin American-Statesman has the answer.

Hear how Campbell’s claim scored in the player above.

Written by Astrid Alvarado.