Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

Politics

Senate Republicans aim to cut property taxes by a combined $16.5 billion, more than half the state’s surplus

Posted on · Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Senator Paul Bettencourt signaled potential friction with the House over the lower chamber’s proposal to use an appraisal cap to hold down property tax growth.

A water faucet.

Politics

New House caucus aims to put water infrastructure upgrades front-and-center of Texas legislative agenda

Posted on · Much of the new Texas House Water Caucus’ effort will go towards helping midsized and smaller communities, but cities like Houston – which has seen three major disruptions of its water supply since 2020 – will benefit as well.

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