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Texas Legislature 2023

Texas lawmakers have a $27 billion surplus, but a spending cap complicates their goal of lowering property taxes

Texas homeowners have some of the highest property tax bills in the nation, a byproduct of the state’s reliance on such taxes to help pay for public schools and the state’s lack of an income tax.

The setting sun shines on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2022 in Austin.

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Politics State government Budget Dan Patrick Glenn Hegar