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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 8:55pm

 The House’s chief tax policy writer says he gladly would end an impasse with the Senate by dropping the chambers’ rival plans for sales and property tax cuts in favor of one big business-tax reduction. Read More

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 8:56pm

With drought conditions easing somewhat, the Lampasas Central Appraisal District in January 2016 will begin checking the degree of land-use intensity for properties that have an agricultural appraisal. Chief Appraiser Melissa Gonzales said the upcoming action results from Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision not to list Lampasas County as a drought disaster area any more. Read More

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 8:57pm

House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dennis Bonnen slammed a Senate proposal to give a school property tax break to homeowners Tuesday as he laid it out for his panel's consideration. Read More

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 9:10pm

Senate leaders are pitching two of their bills as a cure-all for higher property taxes, a one-two punch they hope will prevail over a House plan to cut sales taxes. Read More

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 9:13pm

The Ohio House Finance and Appropriations Committee approved a two-year, $71.5 billion state operating budget on April 20 that would allot roughly $101 million to school districts to offset losses due to the phaseout of tangible personal property taxes, or TPP, and a kilowatt-hour tax. Read More