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Midland ISD 2016 Tax Ratification Election

Midland ISD 2016 Tax Ratification Election

Midland ISD’s School Board has proposed a tax rate increase from $1.04 to $1.09 per $100 property valuation, which triggers the need for citizen approval under state law. The Special Election will be held on Saturday, October 8th and early voting will run September 21st through October 4th.

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD: Huge Debt Deal Holds Voters Hostage

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD: Huge Debt Deal Holds Voters Hostage

In the midst of declining student enrollment, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is asking voters in May to approve a $249 million all-or-nothing debt deal. If approved, GCISD’s total debt will increase by 78% to a level among the highest in the region—at over $44,000 per...

McKinney ISD’s Shameless Debt Proposition

McKinney ISD’s Shameless Debt Proposition

The McKinney ISD school board has decided to foist a $220 million proposal on May’s ballot, a plan largely unrelated to improving educational quality. Its most controversial component is a $50 million football stadium that—if built—will be the most expensive of its...

Two Tax Hikes on Midland’s Horizon?

Two Tax Hikes on Midland’s Horizon?

In West Texas, tax increases seem to be the most popular narrative of local public officials as of late. Both the Midland ISD School Board President Rick Davis and Midland County Judge Mike Bradford are contemplating increasing property tax rates for their respective...