High Property Taxes - Part 3 - Special Interests
Texas is the second largest state in America, and the state property tax generates billions of dollars. Special interests and lobbyists are always close by when this much money is involved. How do taxpayers protect themselves from abuse by those powerful forces?
For more information on the Texas Municipal League, visit https://www.tml.org. For more information on the Texas Local Government Center, visit https://www.texaslocalgovernmentcenter.com
High Property Taxes - Part 2 - Bond Issues
Texas is growing, and we have seen lots of bond issues. That’s understandable. But there have been so many bond issues that we are now the 2nd most indebted state in America (among the largest states). The bulk of all that debt is local debt from cities, counties, and school districts. As taxpayers, we need to get this obligation under control. The figures referenced in this video come from the Texas Comptroller’s Office at https://comptroller.texas.gov.
League of Women Voters Candidate Forum
The Dallas League of Women Voters has scheduled a candidate forum for the Texas House District 102 election. It will be on Thursday, February 15th, at 7PM at the RISD Administration Building (400 S Greenville Avenue in Richardson). The three candidates will be in attendance – Chad Carnahan, Scott Kilgore, and incumbent Linda Koop.
We’ll talk about taxes and immigration and defeating special interest cronyism and much more. Please be there.
High Property Taxes - How & Why - Part 1
Texas has the 6th highest property tax of all 50 states. We assume it is because we have no income tax, but that is not true. We do not have adequate limits on tax increases. This is the first in a series on how Texas homeowners can push back against the rapid rise in property taxes and appraisals. The debt figures referenced in this video come from the Texas Comptroller’s Office at https://comptroller.texas.gov.