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Property tax bill faces 1st hurdle

Feb 07, 2019 - The Dallas Morning News

AUSTIN — A property tax relief bill that would force local governments and school districts to cap their tax revenue endured its first hurdle on Wednesday, after hours of testimony from nervous city leaders — afraid of tighter budgets — and homeowners giddy about the possibility of less taxes.

Police officers, mayors and local officials came from across Texas to implore the five-member committee to vote against the 2.5 percent revenue cap for school districts and local governments pr...