House committee passes Senate property tax bill — after altering it to look more...

State Reps. Ryan Guillen, D-Rio Grande City, and Dustin Burrows, R-Lubbock, listen to testimony at the House Ways and Means hearing last month. Miguel Gutierrez...

Pandemic, Down Economy Don’t Stop Texas Cities, ISDs From Asking Voters to Hike Taxes

Despite the ongoing pandemic and its corresponding economic hardships, at least five Texas school districts and the city of Austin will have...

Tony Tinderholt is raising your taxes

While the Texas Legislature continues to slash school funding, homeowners in Tony Tinderholt's district are paying more in property taxes to make up for the shortfall.

Ethical Black Friday is Possible: A Shopping Guide

Ethical Black Friday, is it possible? The holiday season is upon us, and that means buying presents for all the family and...

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...

Senate Property Tax Reform Bill Passes Out of Committee

(Pictured: Paul Bettencourt) In the State of the State Address, Governor Abbott listed property tax reform as one of his six emergency items for the...

Texas Suffers Steepest Decline in Sales Tax Revenue in a Decade

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported state sales tax revenues for the month of April totaled $2.58 billion, which is 9.3% less...

Ken Strange breaks federal tax law

There’s nothing worse or more cynical than lawbreakers wanting to be lawmakers.  If Ken Strange wants to create laws in Austin, maybe he should learn how to respect and follow them first.

Analysis: The Texas House is handcuffing property tax relief to education reforms

House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and State Rep. Dustin Burrows, R-Lubbock, meet with other state representatives on the house floor on April 11, 2019. Miguel Gutierrez...

Despite staggering pandemic losses, Texas budget forecast better than expected, state comptroller says

Despite “historic declines,” state lawmakers will have more money to work with in the upcoming legislative session than Comptroller Glenn Hegar expected...

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