The Times published “Tax bills still rising steadily in El Paso” on their front page last Sunday.
They cited information from a 2010 study and wrote “El Paso’s median property-tax bill ranked 299th or in the top half of 805 of the nation’s largest counties, in a Tax Foundation report using 2010 data, the latest report available from the organization.”
In Climbing to the top we wrote that the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence places El Paso as having the third highest tax rate among America’s 50 largest cities. The report was based on 2015 taxes. You can’t get more current than that.
We know that people at the Times read this blog.
Was this article written to help the EPISD bond? Were they trying to convince us that El Paso’s tax rates aren’t that bad?
We deserve better