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Texas Legislature 2019

Analysis: Here’s your property tax cut, maybe. Heads up — it’s expensive.

A new proposal to cut school property taxes in Texas perfectly outlines the political problem facing lawmakers: It's terribly expensive, and other taxes have to be raised to pay for it.

State Rep. Drew Springer at his desk on the House floor 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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