Jump in Sales Tax Collections Shows Need for Refund Mechanism
“The fact that no other testimony received at the hearing involved using the surplus to eliminate M&O shows where the Austin swamp is on the subject.”
City leaders for the largest city in Hidalgo County have characterized the tax hike as a tax cut, but the average tax bill will increase by $77.
A competing petition asks the city to budget based on the no-new-revenue rate.
“The ‘historic property tax relief’ our lawmakers keep celebrating has yet to lower anyone’s bills.”