Property taxes in Texas are rising too fast, in part, because local city, county, school and other officials refuse to adopt their “effective tax rate” – the rate low enough to offset rising land values.
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Texas’ national economic rating has declined this year, according to a study conducted by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). High property taxes, a local debt crisis, unfunded public pensions, and a large government workforce drove the downgrade....
Texas won’t have a productive policy debate on education spending if we continue to allow lazy reporters and ignorant politicians to use bad data to intimidate truth-seekers.