Republicans Cut Property Taxes, But Folks Still Struggle

When Texas had a $32.7 billion budget surplus in 2023, Republicans made it clear that they would prioritize a property tax cut. The House...

Texas House Republicans Accuse Senate of Framing Property Tax Plan as “California” Model

There is no dirtier slur in Texas Republican politics than describing something as like “California,” and the term has now entered the property tax...

Senate And House Lawmakers Are Divided On Best Path For Property Tax Relief

Lawmakers have promised to deliver tax relief to property owners this legislative session but it is unclear whether the House and Senate can reach...

Politically Motivated ‘Anti-Woke’ Business Dealings Cost Texans More in Taxes

When the Republican-led state government effectively banned some of the largest Wall Street municipal bond underwriters from competing in Texas over their self-professed social...

GOP Political Rhetoric Derails 2023 Harris County Budget

The two Republican Harris County commissioners, Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey and Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle, skipped the 10 a.m. Harris County commissioners...

Most Texans Pay More In Taxes Than Californians

Texas Republicans have long warned of the ‘California-zation’ of Texas. But a recent post on Reddit’s main economic forum included a 2018 graphic that...

Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Property Tax Relief

Tasked by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick with finding ways to give homeowners and business property owners tax relief as appraisal values skyrocket, the Senate...

Texas Homeowners House Values Skyrocket

Over the past few weeks, Texas homeowners have been struck with appraisal notices that have left them open-mouthed.Home values have skyrocketed by hundreds of...

Did Texas Lawmakers Successfully Cut Property Taxes?

In 2019, Texas lawmakers pushed reforms to help cut property taxes, while also aiming to raise the state’s share of the cost of public...

These Popular Streaming Services Owe Texas Cities A Lot Of Money

The City of Beaumont, among many others, is suing Netflix, Hulu, and Disney for failing to pay franchise fees. The city council authorized the city...
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