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Here’s what you need to know about the fight over property tax cuts in the Texas Legislature

Republicans are wrestling over how much of the state’s nearly $33 billion budget surplus to spend on property taxes. Democrats have their own ideas about what to do with the cash.

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

Texas’ high property taxes

How to spend $15 billion

Savings for homeowners

Proposals for businesses

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