• May 16, 2022

Tags : property taxes

Analysis: A $5.5 billion shift in who pays for public

Fast-rising property values in Texas can be hard on local taxpayers, but they’re gravy to the state government. Because of the way public schools are funded, a rise in local property tax revenue means the state doesn’t have to send as much money to local school districts. The schools would get the same amount as […]Read More

Analysis: Rising property values – and taxes – during an

Texans can now eat in shopping mall food courts, go bowling, drink in bars, eat in restaurants, watch rodeos, get their hair fixed — and get steaming mad about their property taxes. One of those activities was never interrupted. But between the pandemic and the economic slump, property owners’ annual anguish over property appraisals and […]Read More

Senate Gives Initial OK to Property Tax Rate Elections in

Texans could soon have more direct control over the property tax rates that cities, counties and special purpose districts set as legislation that stalled during the state Legislature’s regular session is taken up by both chambers this week. The Senate in a 19-12 vote on Monday gave preliminary approval to a bill requiring larger cities, […]Read More