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Posted on: May 10, 2019

The Final Stretch: Where We Stand in the Legislative Session

With 18 days remaining in the legislative session, here’s the status of some important city-related bills that are still in play:

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Revenue Cap Bill Passes House at 3.5 Percent: Negotiations to Come…

The property tax revenue cap bill, S.B. 2 (summarized in the “Significant Floor Actions” section elsewhere in this edition), passed the House Tuesday at a 3.5 percent rollback rate, which is the same cap passed by the Senate.

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Giant Phone and Cable Companies Don't Need Taxpayer Subsidies

When private companies use property owned by taxpayers, the Texas Constitution requires they pay a fair value for that use. It is a principle that has protected the interests of Texas taxpayers for over a hundred years.

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Revenue Cap Bill Passes Senate at 3.5 Percent, House Committee Follows Suit

The Senate version of the property tax revenue cap bill, S.B. 2 by Paul Bettencourt, passed the Senate on April 15 with a 3.5 percent rollback rate. That rate is up from the 2.5 percent number in the as-filed bill.

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