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...

Analysis: Asking Texas Voters to Swap Higher Sales Taxes for Property Tax Cuts

In the rush of legislation filed before last week’s deadline, you wouldn’t be the only person who missed the measure proposing a 6.26 percent...

Traffic fines won’t replace property taxes

It's clear that traffic fines won't replace property taxes when it comes to the day-to-day operation of most Texas cities.
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Texas Cities Could Raise Taxes Now. Here’s Why They Aren’t.

In 2019, Senate Bill 2 was passed, capping property tax rates in Texas. But there was a loophole regarding states of emergency...

Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick and Dennis Bonnen Propose Raising the Texas Sales Tax in...

Texas' top three political leaders — Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen — threw their support Wednesday behind...

Texas Developers Find a New Cash Cow: Cows

A recently enacted Texas law gives agricultural property owners a break in rollback tax, providing them financial benefits by reducing mandated rollback...

Property Tax Reform Proposals Stall — For Now — As Top Texas Lawmakers Scramble...

Thursday was scheduled to be property tax day in the Texas House. Then it was rumored to be property tax day in the Texas...

Waiting for Tax Relief? Texas Homeowners Will Get Less Than Expected.

Statewide property values increased last year, on average, by a staggering 10.75 percent, according to the Texas Comptroller’s preliminary findings for 2019. 

Dan Patrick threatens to use "nuclear option" to skirt Senate tradition and bring property...

Faced with a stalemate on his priority property tax proposal, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Friday that if no deal materializes over the weekend,...

How would lawmakers' plan to hike sales taxes and drop property taxes affect Texans?

The rotunda at the state Capitol. At most there are 139 days left until the Legislature adjourns sine die. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune Texas lawmakers...

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