Collin County Proposes Property Tax Increase

Collin County Proposes Property Tax Increase

Collin County Commissioners Court gave preliminary approval to a $270 million budget that will increase property taxes for a second consecutive year, after years of keeping residents’ tax bills flat. The proposed general fund budget is based on the near-maximum tax...
House Reps Refile Bills to Eliminate Property Taxes

House Reps Refile Bills to Eliminate Property Taxes

After the first special session failed to produce results, Gov. Greg Abbott has called a second special session solely on property tax relief. As the chambers gaveled in to start round two today, two state representatives have already taken initiative and filed...
Fiscal Responsibility Index Reveals Big-spending Lawmakers

Fiscal Responsibility Index Reveals Big-spending Lawmakers

Fiscal responsibility ratings for Texas state lawmakers have been released for the 88th Legislative Session, revealing the overall average of fiscal responsibility among elected lawmakers is 42 points out of 100—a failing grade. Texans for Fiscal Responsibility (TFR)...
Texas Legislature to Massively Increase State Spending

Texas Legislature to Massively Increase State Spending

As the 88th Legislative Session comes to a close, lawmakers must still approve a state budget for the next biennium—but it doesn’t have to amount to the largest spending increase in 20 years. Lawmakers from the House and Senate have presented a conference committee...
House Reps Refile Bills to Eliminate Property Taxes

Property Tax Relief Compromise Passes Texas House

A new property tax relief proposal passed the Texas House unanimously on Friday. Combining elements of property tax plans from both chambers of the state legislature, the measure represents a breakthrough in deliberations that until recently appeared to have been at a...