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Sales Tax Increase Proposal Dies in Texas House

Sales Tax Increase Proposal Dies in Texas House

A proposal to raise the state’s sales tax will not be voted on in the Texas House, despite state leaders promising to deliver on the measure as recently as Friday. Though the legislation by State Rep. Dan Huberty (R–Kingwood) was scheduled for a vote today, Huberty...
Greg Abbott Wants to Raise Your Taxes

Greg Abbott Wants to Raise Your Taxes

Yes, you read the headline correctly. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is supporting a new tax increase claiming it will be used to lower property tax rates. The problem is, there’s no mechanism to ensure it results in real property tax relief for taxpayers. Even though...
Abbott, Patrick, and Bonnen Propose Sales Tax Increase

Abbott, Patrick, and Bonnen Propose Sales Tax Increase

Texas’ “Big Three” statewide leaders have begun to coalesce around a proposed solution to delivering property tax relief this session: raising the sales tax. In a joint statement released on Wednesday, Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen...
Midland: What to Expect at the Ballot Box

Midland: What to Expect at the Ballot Box

Early voting begins October 23rd and while seven constitutional amendments will be voted on state-wide, it’s important to know what to expect on your local ballot. City of Midland residents will have the opportunity to vote on a total of nine ballot propositions,...
Midlanders: The Ball is in Your Court

Midlanders: The Ball is in Your Court

Tuesday marked a big day for Midland taxpayers – possibly. Despite having the funds for quite some time, Midland City Council members only now voted unanimously to pay off the construction debt of the Scharbauer Sports Complex, possibly signaling the end of a...