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As inflation skyrockets, local Texas governments ponder tax rate increases as they balance budgets

Local governments in Texas have spent the summer preparing their budgets for next year, wrestling with inflation and a law that prohibits them from raising property tax revenues beyond 3.5% without voter approval.

New home construction in north Longview's Hidden Hills subdivision on Dec. 17, 2021.

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