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May 26, 2019 - 8:42 pm
By Edgar Walters, The Texas Tribune AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- The Texas Legislature advanced a $250.7 billion two-year budget Sunday, ending weeks of deliberation over how much money to spend on the 2019 legislative session’s two highest priorities: public school funding and property tax relief...
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Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune
May 25, 2019 - 11:09 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Days after top Republican leaders announced they had a deal on a school finance bill long in the making, the Texas House and Senate on Saturday approved the final legislation, bringing mandated teacher pay raises and property tax cuts one step closer to becoming law.
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Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune
May 25, 2019 - 11:04 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- A sweeping property tax reform bill that aims to slow rising property tax growth will soon head to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk for approval, capping a yearslong effort to address a pocketbook issue that has animated Republican leaders and angered their voters.
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Laura Skelding for The Texas Tribune
May 25, 2019 - 9:13 am
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- After weeks of tough negotiations, lawmakers have come up with a final deal on how to increase public education funding and cut school district taxes — and it includes a compromise on raises for full-time teachers, nurses, counselors and librarians.
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Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune
May 23, 2019 - 4:06 pm
By Cassandra Pollock and Aliyya Swaby, The Texas Tribune AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Texas’ top three political leaders declared Thursday that the Legislature had reached agreements on its three main 2019 priorities: A two-year state budget, a comprehensive reform of school finance and legislation...
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May 17, 2019 - 4:19 pm
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Flags at the state Capitol will fly at half-staff Saturday, marking the one year anniversary of the deadly school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued the order Friday afternoon, which affects flags at the Capitol as well as those in Galveston County,...
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Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune
May 04, 2019 - 12:26 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Showing their usual united front, the state’s "Big Three" political leaders on Friday tried to remake their case for why the Texas Legislature should deliver on long-term, ongoing property tax relief before the session wraps up this month.
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Juan Figueroa/The Texas Tribune
April 11, 2019 - 8:07 pm
AUSTIN (The Texas Tribune) -- Thursday was scheduled to be property tax day in the Texas House. Then it was rumored to be property tax day in the Texas Senate. And finally, it proved to be neither.
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February 05, 2019 - 12:51 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Below are the prepared remarks for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's State of the State address, as delivered in the House chamber Tuesday morning. Thank you Lt. Governor Patrick. I am honored to work with you and Speaker Bonnen as we embark on this new session. A session, by the way, that...
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Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune
February 05, 2019 - 12:13 pm
AUSTIN -- Gov. Greg Abbott, in his biennial State of the State address on Tuesday, stayed on message about education and taxes, continuing state leaders’ so-far unified focus on bread-and-butter policy reforms in a forum where he has in the past served up red meat.
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