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Texas Senate gives local governments more breathing room for property tax revenue growth

After a key Republican holdout agreed to bring a priority bill to the floor, the upper chamber increased an election trigger on revenue increases from 2.5% to 3.5%. But now both chambers must reconcile how they want to tackle rising school district taxes.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick speaks from the dais in the Senate chamber on April 9, 2019.

The nuclear option

School districts

"Keeping my promise to the people"

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Politics State government 86th Legislative Session Dan Patrick Kel Seliger Property taxes Texas Senate