Texas voters are allowed to vote on dramatic school tax hikes. But a minority of House Republicans joined a united Democrat Caucus to try and repeal that protection.
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Bedsole supported high property taxes and the obstructionists that have worked
against taxpayers to prevent meaningful reform.
Cities that refuse to lower their tax rates enough will force taxpayers to pay more simply because their property value increased.
Texas homeowners pay the 4th highest tax bills nationwide…but what about inside the Lone Star State?
A strong majority of House GOP opposed the tax measure, but it inexplicably has support among some senators.
Perhaps no other bill this session will better demonstrate for taxpayers which lawmakers side with the public education lobby over their constituents.
The state should use existing funding streams to permanently buy down local school property taxes until they’re phased out completely.
The City of Irving is a stereotypical example of fiscal imprudence.
The Ector County Hospital Board has proposed a major tax hike for property owners that would generate approximately $2 million in additional revenue for the hospital. The increase is needed to “save lives”, according a hospital leaders. However, just weeks prior to the tax increase proposal, board members approved a $2 million land for no specific reason besides “future growth”.
On average, “no-income tax” states impose roughly identical property tax bills on homeowners when compared to the average among states with a personal income tax.