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As Texas home values skyrocket, state officials wrestle with how to slow property tax increases

Texas school districts, cities and counties rely heavily on property taxes to pay for roads, libraries, police, firefighters and public schools. But lowering tax bills has long been a difficult endeavor.

An Aerial image of a suburban neighborhood in San Marcos on October 18, 2021.

Why are property taxes in Texas so high?

Has anyone tried to fix this?

What’s on the table now?

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