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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 9:51pm

As your lieutenant governor, I was pleased to join the chairwoman of Senate finance, Sen. Jane Nelson, and a bipartisan group of 24 Texas Senators to announce one of the largest tax relief packages in Texas’ history. It is a bold plan that provides $4.6 billion in property tax relief for struggling homeowners as well as big and small businesses trying to make ends meet. Read More

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 10:38pm

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: details.credit != null -->(<!-- end ngIf: details.credit != null -->Alana Rocha and Justin Dehn / Texas Tribune<!-- ngIf: details.credit != null -->)<!-- end ngIf: details.credit != null --> Read More

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 10:41pm

Barring something unforeseen, property and small business owners in Texas should expect lower tax bills next year. Read More

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 10:40pm

Rep. Rene Oliveira, D-Brownsville, filed legislation this week in Austin to help prevent underwater delinquent taxpayers from digging deeper holes by falling victim to predatory property tax lending. Read More

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 10:42pm

As state lawmakers clamber aboard the tax-cut bandwagon, one Republican is raining on the parade that has been so enthusiastically arranged by his party's leaders.  Read More