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Plans to cut property taxes (Jan. 20, 2023)

On Friday’s show: State lawmakers have plans to reduce property taxes across Texas. How much will it save typical homeowners? And we discuss how unlimited paid time off models work at businesses adopting that benefit model.

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On Friday’s show: State lawmakers have plans to reduce property taxes. How much will it save typical homeowners on their annual property tax bills? And how will the state account for less money going to public schools?

Also this hour: Amid news about layoffs at the company, Microsoft announced last week that it's switching to an unlimited paid time off model, in which employees theoretically can take as much vacation time as they want and don't need to track it (provided they get their work done). That's the theory. But does it work in practice?

Then, from a Houstonian crowned Miss Universe, to a 3D-printed house under construction in the Bayou City, to a rejected Texas vanity plate touting tofu, we consider The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

And we talk with folks from Asia Society Texas about the Lunar New Year.

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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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