Call your state representative

A regular reader posted a comment the other day that deserves promotion.

S/he wrote:

BRUTUS: On page 9A of today’s El Paso TIMES, there is a short clip titled “Property tax bill clears Senate over backlash by big cities.”

This might be a TOPIC for tomorrow, since it’s an effort to CAP yearly property tax increases to 3.5% for cities and 2.5% for school districts.

Could not find this article on the TIMES website, but did find it at the Texas Tribune and other Texas newspaper websites.

Since some posters on your website have such galactic ‘shit fits’ over local taxes; it might be HELPFUL for those Texas legislators OUTSIDE El Paso pushing this bill, to hear from El Paso taxpayers who like the idea. Also let the Texas Governor and LT. Governor know.

Of course our local elected officials are ‘scared shitless’ over this initiative! Remember: “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.”


The bill has different house and senate versions but has passed in the senate.

It was filed back in November of 2016.  It appears as though it will be considered during this congressional session.

Hope springs eternal.

We deserve better


8 Responses to Call your state representative

  1. Anonymous says:

    Is there anyone who thinks El Paso tax rates are reasonable?


  2. Anonymous says:

    I think we are now the second highest in the US. But hey, we have a ballpark, iFly and Top Golf.


  3. Rico Suave says:

    Hooray for Texas Senate !!!


  4. Anonymous says:

    Lead story in EL PASO TIMES!
    Very important for citizen of El Paso don’t cha know…La Llorona: Orgins, legends, legacy. Next story :
    Exhibit showcase art by detained immigrant teens.
    Why would you put something as important as a cap on property taxes on the front page?


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