Posted on · The Democratic plan aims to help renters by giving them a cash rebate of up to 10% on rent paid in the last tax year.
Posted on · Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina delve into the latest news in national and local politics.
Posted on · Republican officials contend last fall’s boycott of Harris County Commissioners Court was more than worth it, forcing cuts to what they saw as a bloated budget and granting relief to taxpayers burdened by inflation. But the bill is coming due in the form of starved departments and fewer services.
Posted on · Conservatives want to use part of the money to provide property tax relief. Progressives want to boost funding for public education.
Posted on · Judge Mark Henry has asked Governor Abbott to freeze 2020 appraisals at 2019 levels, as a measure to help residents cope with the economic effects of COVID-19
Posted on · District A Councilmember Brenda Stardig said the county’s increase negates the city’s cut.
Posted on · The Democratic majority on Harris County Commissioners Court proposed the measure, making it all but certain it will become law.
Posted on · SB 2 will slow the rate at which property taxes can climb, but those already facing high taxes on their homes will see little relief.
Posted on · Views tend to differ between demographics.
Posted on · Gov. Greg Abbott and other legislative leaders endorsed the sales tax increase, intended to help fund ongoing cuts to school district taxes. But it has been effectively killed this session.
Posted on · The chambers will need to negotiate how to give teachers pay raises, whether to adjust how students take standardized tests and how to provide long-term property tax relief for Texans.
Posted on · The House approved the bill designed to slow local property tax revenue growth, but made the bill contingent on the passage of a school finance bill, which is still pending in the Senate.
Posted on · The state's Big Three unveiled the proposal in a joint statement. The idea would need approval from two thirds of the House and Senate and a majority of Texas voters.
Posted on · The Senate budget also includes a $6.3 billion boost for public schools, about $4 billion of which would increase teachers’ and librarians’ annual salaries by $5,000.
Posted on · Financial planner KP George grew up in poverty in southern India. He took office as Fort Bend County judge in January.