Committee discusses reappraisals for property damaged by Harvey and use of TIRZ funds for disaster relief.
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In his plan, Abbott underscores the need for property-tax caps, transparency, and voter approval.
Few offenses are more aggravating to voters than dishonest government officials.
In the end, every lawmaker voted for the watered-down measure, including liberal Democrats.
Are state lawmakers in the House going to side with Texas taxpayers or local politicians?
Collin County residents concerned about rising property tax burdens are getting a free ride to the Capitol to testify on behalf of property tax relief, courtesy of state Sen. Van Taylor.
Bettencourt’s proposal does not impose a “state cap” on property taxes—it simply lowers the amount localities can raise taxes without voter approval.
The Texas Senate Property Tax Reform and Relief committee released its recommendations for reforms this session.
The Metroplex suburb is asking voters to approve sweeping ethics reform, which will hold its elected officials and employees to higher ethics and standards than state lawmakers.
Patrick said he will stay in Austin “as long as necessary” until property tax reform passes both chambers, even if doing so requires “several special sessions.”