DISTRICT 18 REPRESENTATIVE ERNEST BAILES UPDATES WHAT’S UNDERWAY IN AUSTIN

On Monday we checked in with our Representative for District 18 in Austin, Ernest Bailes. He passed along some of the action underway in the Texas Legislature . . . .

The Texas Senate passed a bill Monday to reduce the growth of property tax bills by lowering the amount cities, counties and schools can raise taxes without voter approval.

Senate Bill 2 will lower the rate cities, counties and other special district taxing entities can raise property tax rates without voter approval from 8 percent to 3.5 percent. It lowers the rate for school districts to 2.5 percent.

The bill now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration.

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