Not only is Plano Mayor LaRosiliere backed by developers, he’s misled the Dallas Morning News, Plano taxpayers, and May voters.
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Property taxes in Texas are rising too fast, in part, because local city, county, school and other officials refuse to adopt their “effective tax rate” – the rate low enough to offset rising land values.
In a shocking display of arrogance, local officials and their taxpayer-funded government interest groups are whining that property tax reform is on the horizon. But what’s most interesting about the debate is that Sen. Bettencourt’s bill (SB 182) would simply require...