Posted on · Katy’s tax increase would have bumped up salaries for teachers and staff by 4 percent this year. Fort Bend would have increased starting pay for teachers, created a bonus program and placed a police officer at every elementary campus.
Posted on · Wednesday’s meeting of Harris County Commissioners Court brought to an end a two-month fight over the county’s budget and tax rates.
Posted on · Republican Commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey boycotted commissioners court for the sixth time in a row, preventing Democrats from adopting proposed lower rates before a Friday deadline.
Posted on · Elections Administrator Clifford Tatum said his office is fully funded for the November elections, but it lacks the funds under the current budget to guarantee the next two elections will run smoothly.
Posted on · Commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey had sought a special, discussion-only meeting to hammer out a compromise on taxes and the budget. They got it, but refused to attend, claiming Commissioner Adrian Garcia was negotiating in bad faith.
Posted on · Judge Lina Hidalgo signaled Commissioner Jack Cagle’s alternative tax proposal offered a way out of the impasse over setting a new tax rate for Fiscal Year 2023, but time for a compromise is running short.
Posted on · Republican Commissioner Jack Cagle is proposing $149 million in new taxes, with the revenues to be split among law enforcement, health care, flood control, and discretionary spending.
Posted on · Republican commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey had threatened to break quorum the day of the vote, forcing the tax rate to revert to an even lower level, but ultimately reached a deal on a 3% cut.
Posted on · They must decide to keep it at 62.998 cents per every 100 dollars of the taxable value of homes, although the tax bills could still go up due to rising property values.
Posted on · Also, at the meeting, the HISD board voted to keep the current tax rate of about $1.19 for $100 of assessed property value.
Posted on · The way the numbers add up, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett says the combined tax rate would not change.