News and Member Announcements
According to the Texas comptroller’s office, more than 700 cities have yet to comply with mandatory eminent domain reporting. Senate Bill 1812, passed during the 2015 legislative session, requires cities to annually fill out a web-based form with the comptroller relating to each city’s statutory eminent domain authority.
The 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature kicked off Tuesday with fanfare and pageantry, and very little controversy. The most significant news of the week for cities came from the Comptroller. On Monday, Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced that the legislature would have $2.8 billion less discretionary funding to spend in 2018-19 than it had in 2016-17. That may not seem significant for cities because we get little state funding. It is significant, however, in relation to property tax reform.
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