Everyone is getting their property appraisals in, and they are skyrocketing. This is the government’s way of trying to take more of your money every year. The good news for you is that a huge surplus is coming in 2023, which gives state lawmakers plenty of funding to provide meaningful and lasting property tax relief.

If you’re like me, you don’t follow Houston politics. But it’s worth knowing that Harris County is larger than most states east of the Mississippi; the fact that the Democrat county judge in Harris County is embroiled in a scandal could have some serious statewide implications.

I’m very grateful for Holly Hansen, one of the most respected journalists in the Houston area; she does a great job breaking down the details of what’s going on.