No doubt one of the big winners in Gov. Greg Abbott's State of the State speech delivered Monday will be the small business community, which has backed ending the state's franchise tax. Read More

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Proposed state legislation that could cut your property taxes is getting some push-back from some mayors in Texas. Nine mayors, including ones from Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston, met in Austin on Monday to tell the state government to back off. Read More

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Both the El Paso City Council and County Commissioners Court passed resolutions on Monday calling for state legislators to reform property tax laws so that all property owners pay their fair share of taxes, officials said. Read More

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Randall County Commissioners approve a tax abatement for a new wind farm. Read More

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Gov. Mark Dayton wants railroads to pay significantly higher property taxes to help offset the cost of improvements throughout the state. Read More

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For three straight legislative sessions, cities and counties have successfully lobbied against attempts to limit growth in their property tax revenue. Read More

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Gov. Greg Abbott took the bold step of promising to veto the entire budget if business tax cuts aren’t in it. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has pushed for about $3 billion in property tax cuts. Read More

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A Wichita Falls man arrested last week for allegedly trying to pay his property tax bill using tightly folded $1 bills is speaking out on Thursday about the incident.  Read More

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Owning a home within close proximity of major area highways and retail centers means you will likely pay higher property taxes than other homeowners in the metro area, according to a Channel 2 Investigates review of assessed property values. Read More

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Brenda Jones fell behind on her property taxes. Jones took out a property tax loan to pay this bill, but she couldn't afford the monthly payments. She was unaware that her disability made her eligible for assistance at the tax office. Thursday, January 28, 2015 (Craig H. Hartley/For the Chronicle)  Read More

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Victor A. Flores, the county's longtime tax assessor/collector, is resigning because of health issues, he told the El Paso Times Thursday. Read More

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Today Americans for Prosperity Texas, the state's largest group of grassroots activists advocating for economic freedom, participated in a budget coalition press conference. State director, Mike Hasson addressed reporters this morning to advocate for tax reform to help Texans all over the state. Read More

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For Wichita Falls, Texas, resident Timothy Andrew Norris, a trip to the clink started with some folded $1 bills. Read More

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Brazos County Commissioners on Tuesday turned down a request from the Brazos Central Appraisal District (BCAD) for a new office building. Read More

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A Wichita Falls man was arrested by a Wichita County Sheriff’s Office deputy Jan. 28 for refusing to leave the Wichita County Courthouse Annex while trying to pay his property tax in $1 bills. Read More

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A promise to cut taxes was on the agenda of nearly every GOP candidate who ran for a state office.  Now, some of the Republicans elected are saying tax cuts this legislative session aren’t such a good idea.  Texas Public Radio has been talking to area lawmakers about their priorities, and heard from one San Antonio Republican who's warning against the call for tax cuts that reverberated through the Texas Capitol last week. Read More

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State Sens. Kevin Eltife, left, and Jane Nelson, right, confer with colleagues near the end of the 2011 legislative session. Sen. John Whitmire, seated, is at right.

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One Montgomery County lawmaker’s bill to cut property value increases is closer to being considered after it was referred to the Texas Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday. Read More

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When multiple people inherit an interest in real property, each is responsible for their share of the ad valorem taxes of the property. What happens if one party fails to meet its tax obligations? What recourse is available to a party that pays more than its share of the tax obligations? In Texas, a co-owner may force the sale of an owner’s interest in real property as reimbursement for property taxes paid on the owner’s behalf. Read More

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 9:07pm

Minnesotans deserve a $2 billion tax break, House Republicans say, while admitting they will not get their way. Read More

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 9:06pm

Unlike so many industrial innovations, the revolving door was not developed in Detroit. It took its first spin in Philadelphia in 1888, the brainchild of Theophilus Van Kannel, the soon-to-be founder of the Van Kannel Revolving Door Company. Its purpose was twofold: to better insulate buildings from the cold and to allow greater numbers of people easier entry at any given time. Read More

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 8:01pm

Proposed cuts in business and sales taxes were blessed Thursday by a House committee, with its chairman predicting passage by the full chamber. Read More

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 7:53pm

Homeowners are about to see their property values hit the rafters. Read More

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 5:43pm

In light of today’s hearing in Senate Finance on Senate Bill 182, a measure to bring long-term structural reform to Texas’ property tax system.

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