• February 25, 2021

Tags : texas property tax

Texas’ biggest cities scramble to figure out what the 2019

DALLAS — During this year’s legislative session, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price was among scores of city leaders who actively opposed yet another series of attempts by state officials to limit how much money local governments collect. But with lawmakers determined to reform the local property tax process, she and other mayors had little luck […]Read More

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, other top leaders, propose raising the

Texas’ top three political leaders — Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen — threw their support Wednesday behind a proposal to increase the sales tax by one percentage point in order to lower property taxes across the state. But that’s only if lawmakers agree to limit future local property tax increases. The proposal would […]Read More

Analysis: Government is Expensive, No Matter How You Pay

Cutting prices can be expensive. The Texas Department of Transportation offered upthe most recent example of that, answering the Legislature’s question about what it would take to make the state’s toll roads free. Turns out it would be pretty damned pricey. The state borrowed $21.1 billion to build those roads (some construction is still underway) […]Read More

Analysis: Shifting Numbers in Your Property Tax Bill

Property tax revenue has climbed 46.1 percent over the last 10 years in Texas, and the share attributable to school taxes has dropped over that period, according to the state’s top tax collector. The fastest-rising component? Special-purpose districts for hospitals and such. Even with that, schools account for more than half of all property taxes, […]Read More