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Texas officials call it "property tax relief" — but legislation won't lower tax bills or decrease budgets

The fight over property tax rates is really about state leaders telling local officials how much their revenues can grow before voters get to step in.

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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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