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Texas Legislature 2019

Many see "Robin Hood" as a villain. But lawmakers rely on it to pay for schools.

Even outspoken critics of the controversial program that redistributes money among school districts, acknowledge that they need it to avoid future school-finance lawsuits.

At the Advanced Learning Academy at Euclid in San Antonio, second grade students read while their teacher works individually…

Understanding Texas Property Taxes and School Finance

In Texas, property taxes keep local governments like cities, counties and school districts operating and pay for everything from police officers' salaries to classroom textbooks. Here's how the taxes are calculated and how they could change in the 2019 legislative session.

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