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.
Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: State lawmakers are considering property tax reforms. We learn how Harris County's marijuana diversion program is going. Parents of Sandy Hook victims visit with their Santa Fe counterparts. Comedian Patton Oswalt discusses his late wife's true crime book. And we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news.
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Posted on · Local officials are split between those who favor Senate Bill 2 for giving more power to voters, and those who fear it will starve cities and counties of funds to pay for services.
Posted on · The Senate’s Property Tax Reform Committee voted to advance SB 2 by a vote 4 ayes to 1 present, not voting.
Posted on · The leaders of both legislative chambers say they will be united this year — even if cities and counties push back — and that local officials should come to Austin with solutions in hand if they don't like new proposals.
Posted on · Emmett cites his work on mental health as his proudest accomplishment in office. His greatest frustration: lack of cooperation from state government.
Posted on · The deadline to protest your appraised home value is Tuesday
Posted on · News 88.7 looks at how the process of filing a tax protest works in Harris County
Posted on · State lawmakers are not solely to blame for the increasing burden on local property taxpayers, but they are certainly as responsible as anyone else
Posted on · You wouldn’t be out of line wondering why Texas school finance didn’t get fixed in 2017. Or 2015. Or 2013. But it’s because this is a hard policy problem and a harder political one. The prompt now is that property taxes have gotten so far out of hand that lawmakers have no choice but to act.
Posted on · Our rotating panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week’s news.
Posted on · Turner argues the monies the City would get from the potential tax hike would help to face the costs of the post-Harvey recovery process.
Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner wants to increase property taxes by nine percent for one year to fix city resources that Harvey destroyed.