After months of stalemate, a revised priority property tax reform measure cleared a steep hurdle Monday, earning the vote of a longtime Republican holdout to come to the Senate floor for a vote.
Property Tax Relief
As Texas lawmakers negotiate on property tax reform, Gov. Greg Abbott says school taxes must be capped
As debate stalled on Thursday in both the Texas House and Senate over priority property tax legislation, and as questions lingered over how school districts should fit into the equation, Gov. Greg Abbott laid his own marker in the sand, stating through a spokesman that “there must be a cap on school districts’ ability to raise taxes.”
BY Ross Ramsey The Texas Tribune Cutting taxes is expensive. And there are not many […]
Texas officials call it “property tax relief” — but legislation won’t lower tax bills or decrease budgets
BY Chris Essig, Ben Hasson and Brandon Formby By Ben Hasson In Texas, property taxes […]
After state leaders’ unified rollout, 2.5 percent rollback rate on property tax bill looks unlikely to stick
Three weeks ago, Gov. Greg Abbott convened state state leaders to announce an achievement he hailed as “unprecedented”: The governor, lieutenant governor, House speaker and Republican tax committee chiefs in both chambers had come together on a proposal to curb property tax growth. Two identical bills filed in the Texas House and Senate would trigger automatic local elections when a local government’s property tax revenue grew more than 2.5 percent in a given year.