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Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 9:38pm

This week, we take a look at the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll and a proposal by state Senate leaders to offer tax relief to property owners and businesses. <!-- ngIf: != null -->(<!-- end ngIf: != null -->Alana Rocha and Justin Dehn / Texas Tribune<!-- ngIf: != null -->)<!-- end ngIf: != null --> Read More

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:21pm

New polls from the University of Texas and our partners at the Texas Tribune find that the majority of Texans don’t like how much they’re paying in property taxes and don’t support the open carrying of guns in public. Read More

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 8:17pm

In a state where no taxes are beloved, property taxes are the least beloved of all, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Business taxes, while also unpopular, don’t elicit strong reactions from 39 percent of voters. Read More

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 8:29pm

Texas Senate leaders upped the ante on tax cuts Tuesday, announcing three bipartisan bills that would reduce property and business levies by more than $4.6 billion over two years — a revenue loss Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the Legislature could easily spare, thanks to flush state coffers, while also addressing state employee pensions, teacher health care, deferred maintenance and other pressing needs. Read More

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 8:25pm

The chairman of the Texas House’s tax-writing committee said Monday that he envisions bigger tax relief than has been proposed by the state Senate. Read More