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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 7:23pm

State leaders are focused on cutting property taxes this legislative session. But the state doesn’t set property tax rates, or even collect the money. The talk in some small Texas counties is instead centered on making the property appraisal process more uniform. Some lawmakers see flaws in the system and an opportunity to consolidate oversight of the appraisal districts. Read More

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 7:22pm

Property tax relief appears to be coming to strapped Texans, but just how much is open to debate. The other shoe has dropped in the state Legislature, with the Senate presenting its first budget draft to follow-up on a House version. The Senate is looking at $4 billion in tax cuts — $3 billion of that in property taxes. The House version doesn’t specifically address property taxes, although there is little doubt they will eventually get around to it. The state is flushed right now with excess revenue, but just how much relief can we expect? Read More

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 7:21pm

Jerry Romero, a bank officer, will be the new chairman of the El Paso Central Appraisal District board of directors for 2015. Read More

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 7:08pm

Travis County chief appraiser Marya Crigler says taxpayers are losing millions of dollars because of a broken system. Read More

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 7:10pm

Tax cuts promises from Republicans began taking firmer shape Tuesday when Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick unveiled a draft Senate budget that would deliver $3 billion in property relief to Texas homeowners. Read More