Posted on · After sparring over the attorney general's impeachment, state lawmakers return to Austin next month for a special session focused on school vouchers. It could get messy.
Posted on · The House passed Senate Bills 2 and 3, providing property tax relief for homeowners and business properties and franchise tax relief for small business owners. The property tax cut, which must be approved by voters in November, would be the largest in Texas history.
Posted on · The agreement, which could pass the Legislature by the end of the week, includes a $100,000 homestead exemption and a pilot project to limit appraisal growth to 20% on non-homesteaded properties worth $5 million or less.
Posted on · Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick kicked off a statewide speaking tour to pressure House Speaker Dade Phelan to enact a property tax relief plan that includes larger homestead exemptions.
Posted on · Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dade Phelan agree on raising homestead exemptions, but they’re diametrically opposed on reducing appraisal cap increases.
Posted on · The House’s committee substitute for Senate Bill 3 would lower appraisal cap increases from 10 percent to 5 percent. Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick says that’s a non-starter.
Posted on · There’s broad, bipartisan support in the Texas Legislature for using the state’s record surplus to cut taxes, but the Senate and House are at odds on how to accomplish that goal.
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.
Posted on · Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Wednesday unveiled his priorities for the 2023 legislative session, which include reducing property taxes, tackling improvements for the state’s power grid and going after certain elected officials.
Posted on · The statewide sweep comes as the incumbents campaigned heavily on issues like border security and the economy.
Posted on · Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he’ll make legislation eliminating tenure at state universities – as a way to ban the teaching of critical race theory – a top priority for the 88th Texas Legislature.
Posted on · Elected republican leaders in the state say they are concerned about censorship, but actions silencing other voices paint a different picture.
Posted on · Senate Bill 1 would use a state tax surplus to lower school district property tax rates by roughly 6.6 cents, translating to about $200 in savings for the owner of a $300,000 home.
Posted on · Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick also bashed corporate leaders who weighed in against Senate Bill 7.
Posted on · The lawsuit charges that the rule violates Texas constitutional protections for free speech and the right to petition government for the redress of grievances.