The Torch – April 2018

Last January, Governor Greg Abbott unveiled a plan to “rein in skyrocketing property taxes” in Texas, looking to lay down a marker in a debate that dominated the legislative sessions last year and promises to remain front and center through the 2018 primaries and his re-election campaign. Abbott said, “Texans are fed up with property taxes being raised with impunity. They are tired of endless government spending while honest, hard-working people struggle just to keep up with paying their tax bills.” He expressed confidence that public sentiment will force lawmakers to act. “Frankly, I think it will be easy to get it through both the House and Senate,” said Abbott. “Every member of the House is running for election right now … [and] is hearing they need to do something to constrain property taxes in Texas, and so I know when everyone comes back to the Capitol, they understand they have to do something.” Gov. Abbott’s 2018 property tax reform recommendations…

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