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Texas Legislature 2019

Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill designed to limit property tax growth

A top priority of state leaders, the legislation requires voter approval before local governments increase their property tax revenue by more than 3.5%.

Gov. Greg Abbott signs Senate Bill 2 to limit property tax growth during a press conference at Wally’s Burgers in Austin on June 12, 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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86th Legislative Session Dan Patrick Dennis Bonnen Greg Abbott Paul Bettencourt