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AUSTIN — As the Texas Legislature entered the final week of its 140-day 86th regular session, Texans continued to wait for lawmakers to wrap up priority issues: the 2020-21 state budget, property tax reform and school finance reform.

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As the Chairman of the House Environmental Regulation Committee, our office is involved in almost all matters relating to clean air and water in the State of Texas. During this session, we have made many meaningful steps to protect our environment. One of those is the reauthorization of the …

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With nearly two weeks left in the Texas legislative session, leaders in the House and Senate are working to make sure that we achieve meaningful successes for Texas taxpayers. Until the legislature adjourns on May 27, final details are still being worked out. But up until now, a number of me…

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AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers have yet to cast final votes on the marquee issues of the 86th regular session of the Legislature: the state budget, school finance reform and property tax relief.

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The month of May is the busiest month of the legislative session, which ends on May 27. Both chambers, the House and the Senate, are working toward deadlines to pass bills. Because each bill has to be passed in each chamber and signed by the governor, deadlines are in place to make sure that…

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The Texas House of Representatives on May 1 passed Senate Bill 2, legislation proposing to bring property tax relief to homeowners, but the lower house slowed the bill’s momentum by tacking on 25 floor amendments.

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Gov. Greg Abbott chose emergency preparedness, response and recovery as one of his five emergency items, where bills related to the emergency item can begin being passed right away.

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AUSTIN — After Easter weekend, conferees for the Texas House and Senate must work out differences in the two chambers’ versions of a fiscal 2020-2021 state budget to send to Gov. Greg Abbott.

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Last week, the House of Representatives passed HB 3, a bill aimed at reforming school finance and property taxes. Of the $9 billion of funding in HB 3, $3 billion is directed to go toward property tax relief. 

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen on April 10 released a joint statement promoting a twofold method for the 86th Texas Legislature to curb property tax increases across the state.

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Last week, the House of Representatives passed HB 3, the bill that aims to reform school finance and public education. HB 3 invests $9 billion into funding for public education and property tax reform — $6 bill on public education and $3 billion on property taxes.

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AUSTIN — The Texas House of Representatives on April 3 approved much-anticipated legislation written to revise the state’s public school finance system. The vote was 148-1, and the bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.

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AUSTIN — Last week, with 60 days remaining until the end of the 140-day regular session of the 86th Texas Legislature, the House and Senate vaulted closer toward finalizing a state budget.

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