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Mayors Continue Opposition to Voter Approval of Taxes

Mayors Continue Opposition to Voter Approval of Taxes

A letter addressed to Texas House Committee on Ways and Means’ Chairman Dustin Burrows (R–Lubbock) from a group of city mayors outlines the staunch and uncompromising nature of local officials’ opposition to lowering the rollback rate to 2.5 percent. Local officials...
Rinaldi Unveils Plan to Repeal Robin Hood

Rinaldi Unveils Plan to Repeal Robin Hood

State Rep. Matt Rinaldi is renewing his commitment to repeal the state’s dubious and problem-laden “Robin Hood” school finance scheme, filing a bill on the first day possible in anticipation of the upcoming legislative session. “Taxpayers continue to see their local...
North Texas Cities: Top 20 Largest Tax Bases

North Texas Cities: Top 20 Largest Tax Bases

Perhaps the most widely misunderstood concept in municipal governance is judging the size of the “property tax base.” When determining the appropriate tax rate, officials often err by considering only the median home values they tax instead of the total tax base,...
Cities Have Spent $17 Billion on Failed DART Experiment

Rail Expansion Is Killing DART

Addison officials are frustrated that, despite residents paying over $238 million into Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) since 1983, they have yet to receive a train station. But failing to provide rail service to all fifteen of its member-cities may be the least of...