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Carnahan Triumphs at League of Women Voters Forum

On February 15th, Linda Koop and Chad Carnahan faced each other at the Dallas League of Women Voters Forum.  It was a triumphant night for Carnahan as he repeatedly showed a better command of critical issues than the incumbent Koop.  You can view the entire event at this link: http://lwvrichardson.org/2018102video.html   Read more news by…

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High Texas 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…

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High Texas 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…

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League of Women Voters Candidate Forum – Texas House District 102

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…

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High Texas Property Tax – 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…

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