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

Good, Bad and Ugly

Proposed Property Tax Hike, And Spraying For Mosquitoes From The Air: The Good, Bad, & Ugly Of The News

Posted on · From the mayor's proposed property tax increase to pay for flood recovery, to spraying for mosquitoes from the air -- our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week’s news.