Texas’ previous corporate welfare program has been largely resurrected with a new name and some new guidelines.
Dallas City Council members voted 14-1 to put the property tax-backed bond debt on the ballot in a lower-turnout May election.
A voter-approved proposition in November allows for the election of appraisal district board members in Harris County, which annually appraises 1.9 million parcels of property for property tax purposes.
The priorities include school choice, border security, and public safety.
A report from the Huffines Liberty Foundation shows that the property tax cut passed by the Texas Legislature was not $18 billion.
The district is asking voters to approve additional debt and a new tax increase only two years after voters approved a $143 million bond proposition.
Measures to provide relief to property taxpayers, eliminate DEI requirements in universities, and increase transparency took effect on January 1.
The issue placed the House, the Senate, and the Governor at odds with each other.
The Stafford City Council is considering a measure to create a property tax, which would have to be approved by residents.
With interest, the approved bonds will cost local property taxpayers significantly more than the dollar amounts shown on the ballot.