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Dallas Raises Taxes Despite Record Revenues

Dallas Raises Taxes Despite Record Revenues

The Dallas City Council recently voted 14-1 to increase taxes on taxpayers next year. Over the last decade, city tax collections increased by a whopping thirty eight percent, when measured on a per-resident basis. Despite the sharp increase, city politicians claim it...

Southlake, Coppell Remain Top Tax Collectors

Southlake, Coppell Remain Top Tax Collectors

Across North Texas’ fifty most populous cities, Southlake and Coppell collect the most property tax revenue per resident. As more sunlight is cast on the murky world of local government finance, it’s becoming clear that many politicians base their tax rates on...

Local Snapshots Encourage Public Debate, Accountability

Local Snapshots Encourage Public Debate, Accountability

As inconvenient as it might be to big-spenders and bureaucrats, the government data published in our Metroplex Bureau’s Local Government Snapshot analysis is encouraging a much needed public debate regarding the proper size and scope of local government. Worried that...