Category Archives: tax relief

Want to lower your property taxes? Don’t vote for Abbott or Patrick

  Some political promises are predictable…and worthless. Gov. Greg Abbott’s vow, during last weekend’s debate, to provide “relief” for property taxpayers was predictable. It was just as predictable as the fact that he won’t provide a cent of real relief … Continue reading

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Abbott and Patrick love those increases in your property taxes

  Rising property values and property tax bills may be pricing you out of your home, but Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and their allies in the Legislature don’t care because your local tax bills help them do … Continue reading

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Trying to defend the indefensible – Dan Patrick and high property taxes

  As state senators in 2011, Dan Patrick and Glenn Hegar both voted for a state budget that slashed $5.4 billion in state funding from public education, thereby increasing pressure on local property taxpayers to fund schools. Now, Patrick, as … Continue reading

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Tax bill would kill deduction for student loan interest, promote vouchers

  Elections have consequences, and some more of them are showing up in anti-educator and anti-student provisions in the tax bill drafted by the Republican majority in Congress. Not only would the bill repeal the $250 tax deduction that under-paid … Continue reading

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