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Property Taxes Work Unfairly
"...Dear Editor, When neighborhoods improve, property values go up. That is something a homeowner should..."

June 12, 2008 Postmarks

Don't Tax Tobacco Smokers, Tax Everyone, Especially Parents
"...Similar to kicking a dead horse. Secondly because to tax is to destroy, ergo, after a while there will..."

April 28, 2004 Postmarks

Going Negative: Galindo vs. the 'Green Home Tax'
" inflammatory new slogan – "Stop the Green Home Tax" – disseminated across the city in mailers and automated..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Bond Packages = Increased Property Taxes
" the Austin City Council and its push for taxes via bond packages. Urgent to Texas voters and taxpayers:..."

June 4, 2012 Postmarks

Already a Marriage Tax in Texas
"...Mr. Black, There is in fact already a marriage tax in Texas ["Page Two," April 23], which can kick..."

May 3, 2004 Postmarks

Austin Property Taxes Too Expensive
", as we can no longer afford the outrageous tax increases that the city of Austin has decided to..."

March 7, 2005 Postmarks

Point Austin: All the King's Horses
Moving toward fairness on property taxes
"...Article 8 of the Texas Constitution provides that "Taxation shall be equal and uniform," a good place to..."

July 25, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Found Money
Certified tax rolls increase city income: "Growth Dividend"
"...made easier by the addition of $4.9 billion in property value above earlier estimates, following Monday’s certification of the..."

Aug. 26, 2015 News Post by Michael King

The Take on Taxes
Dems host forum on property tax reform
"...Travis County Democratic Party hosted a “town hall” on property tax reform Friday morning, where everybody agreed with would-be..."

July 18, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Justice For Homeowners
Commissioners may challenge commercial appraisals
"...Responding to growing concerns over lopsided tax bills that favor large commercial property owners over homeowners,..."

June 1, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

Rep. Vikki Goodwin on the 86th Texas Legislature
“I worry when people talk about property tax caps [and not] where the revenue is going to come from instead”
"...Also, we haven't raised the gas tax since 1991, and a percentage of that goes to..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Public Notice: The Dog That Didn't Bark
Will property taxes in Texas ever make sense?
"...City Council will take up homestead exemptions on city property taxes at this week's meeting; they're probably already into..."

June 5, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Point Austin: Balancing Budget Numbers and Needs
Council wants a property tax cut, but service needs are real
"...rough water. They would like to enable a homestead property tax reduction – the latest proposal on the table..."

May 15, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Another Day, Another Hearing
City Council listens and chats on budget
"...but inconclusive “Concept” conversation, City Council set the "maximum” property tax rate – at the new rollback rate of..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Houston Voters Say No to "Robin Hood"
HISD rejects making school finance payments
"...message to the state: We won't send you our property tax dollars...."

Nov. 15, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

BREAKING: Council Adopts 2013-14 Budget
City Council holds line on tax rate, juggles many line items
"...The headline number will be "50.27" – the property tax rate just adopted by the Austin City Council..."

Sept. 10, 2013 News Post by Michael King

Judge: Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional
Now what? Legislators, education advocates and think tanks respond
"...unconstitutional on multiple levels, create a de facto statewide property tax, and is underfunded by the legislature...."

Feb. 5, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Proposed City Budget Unveiled
Staff presents FY2016 $3.5 billion “All Funds” budget
"...$906.7 million General Fund (6.2% increase); and a 48.14 property tax rate (up from 48.09)...."

July 30, 2015 News Post by Michael King

AISD Trustees: Bond, Eastside Headline Agenda
Bond target creeps up to $892 million
"...Memorial High School, and a new fight over historic property tax breaks...."

Feb. 25, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Live-Blogging the City Budget Adoption
Continuously updated blog of the budget adoption.
"...Got no Choice but to go with the Highest Property Tax to Close a $27 Million Gap") was unavailiable...."

Sept. 10, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Let Them Eat Cake
The Return of Tax Giveaways
"...from a two-year hiatus, that oft-disputed fiscal tool called tax abatement is once again part of Austin's economic development..."

May 5, 1995 News Feature by Alex de Marban

Then There's This: No Praise for Appraisal Process
Disparities in property values could prompt protest from county
"...Property tax reform is the hottest new "it" issue in..."

June 6, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

On the Lege
Instead of businesses, consumers and working stiffs will shoulder much of the property tax cut approved by the Senate.
"...will be shouldering the larger cost of "the biggest property tax cut in Texas history!"..."

July 15, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

The Range War at Commissioners Court
Officials choose up sides over law firm's proposal to privatize tax collections
"...a well-oiled lobby campaign to privatize the county's delinquent tax collection system...."

May 6, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

On The Lege
Big Tobacco, poor smokers gain temporary reprieve, and other tax politics news
" a technical error that prevented a proposed cigarette tax hike from passing out of the House with four..."

April 28, 2006 News Column by Amy Smith

'Surely We're All Worth a Nickel?'
Will AISD flinch from tax election?
"...Austin Independent School District has one of the lowest tax rates in Central Texas and in its own recent..."

Aug. 23, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Sparks fly over property tax rate
"...squatted Item 8, setting public hearings for the proposed property tax rate. New "truth in taxation" laws require public..."

Aug. 12, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Red Ink Hits the Fan
City Manager Toby Futrell says the budget won't balance without years of tax hikes and service cuts
"...Of course, the bust is partly to blame; sales-tax collections have plummeted, property values are heading downward, and..."

May 30, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Common Law
Protesting high property taxes
"...My property taxes are outrageously high. How can I challenge the..."

June 8, 2007 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
Protesting High Property Taxes
"...My property taxes are outrageously high. How can I challenge the..."

June 9, 2006 Column by Luke Ellis

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