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Texas Legislature 2019

Days after heated meeting, Texas Senate property tax committee passes 2.5-percent rollback rate bill

The Senate panel's vote came despite fierce pushback from city and county leaders, who say a lower election threshold on increased property tax revenues could hamstring their budgets.

The Senate Property Tax Committee Hearing on Feb. 6, 2019.

Texas Legislature 2019

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.

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