There are two bills being considered in our Texas legislature that would limit property tax increases that cities and counties can hit us with.
Currently a city or county can increase their property tax rate by 8% a year. Anything over that subjects them to a roll back election. The process is a difficult one for the citizens and is almost never successful.
One of the bills would limit the increase to 6%, the other to 4%. Both would also automatically trigger a roll back election. That would give the voters a chance to approve or disapprove.
Elected officials from across the state are actively trying to kill the bills. Their position is essentially that they need the money for things that we must have.
Why not let the voters decide?
The answer is simple.
We deserve better