Houston Matters

Full Show: Federal Employees Brace For The Unknown, And Dealing With Road Debris (Feb. 14, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: How federal employees are preparing for the unknown, the pros and cons of property tax reform, the business of modern fertility, dealing with road debris, and the sport of axe throwing.

Harris County

Emmett Hints at Future Fights over Rainy Day Fund, Property Taxes in State of County Address

Posted on · Harris County Judge Ed Emmett laid out what he believes the region needs from the next Texas Legislature in order to continue rebuilding after Harvey. Those goals put him on a collision course with Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick.

News

Analysis: There’s A Reason Texas Governors Keep Failing To Lower Property Taxes

Posted on · Anguish over property taxes is at or near the top of the list of what politicians hear most often from Texans. This is not a complicated part of the civic compact: Voters are peeved. Politicians aim to please. Lowering taxes would make a politician popular with voters