Illustration by Todd Wiseman

Property Tax Relief Comes With Big Cost to State

Texas voters will probably give themselves a small dose of property tax relief when they vote on Proposition 1 in November. But if it passes, the state will be on the hook for $600 million a year to help school districts make up the lost revenue. 

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Todd Wiseman

The Brief: May 29, 2015

The Dallas Morning News takes a detailed look at the evolution of the deal on tax cuts this session and finds that at a few critical junctures, the deal almost derailed entirely.

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Todd Wiseman

The Brief: May 25, 2015

A hectic weekend at the Legislature culminated in a major reversal by the House late Sunday on whether to allow a controversial abortion bill to be debated on the floor.

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The Brief: May 20, 2015

House and Senate negotiators are down to one final challenge: working out the timing on their complicated tax cut dance.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Brief: May 14, 2015

The long hours this week are a direct result of one of the first big end-of-session deadlines that hits today. The House has until the end of today to take initial action on any bill or resolution coming out of that chamber.

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