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What Do Your Property Taxes Pay for and What Reforms Might Be on the Way?

You’ve probably received your property tax estimate, and perhaps you’ve disputed the amount. We talk with Scott Hochberg, a former state representative who served on the public education committee, about what your taxes pay for when it comes to schools. And we also speak with State Sen. Paul Bettencourt about the recent legislative changes to […]

You've probably received your property tax estimate, and perhaps you’ve disputed the amount.

We talk with Scott Hochberg, a former state representative who served on the public education committee, about what your taxes pay for when it comes to schools.

And we also speak with State Sen. Paul Bettencourt about the recent legislative changes to property taxes.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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