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

Nov. 15, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Robin Hood Goes To Court
The latest school-finance trial begins August 9
"...the lawmakers who underestimate the appeal of the great Robin Hood...."

July 30, 2004 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Robin Hood Goes to Court
The Lege punts, and the judge catches the school-finance football
"...knowledge" but violating its prohibition of a statewide property tax. The Texas Attorney General's office, defending the current system,..."

Aug. 13, 2004 News Column by Michael King

The House Democrats on Ending Robin Hood
"...To dismantle our school tax system, destabilize our system, with no alternative is irresponsible...."

Feb. 14, 2003 News Feature

Lege Lines: School Finance Math; Tax Plans Diverge; Veteran Benefits Restricted; and More
Is school finance dead this session?; House and Senate tax plans split; Lege restricts veterans' benefits; and more
" for schools, but it would also reduce the Robin Hood recapture payments by districts like Austin ISD, which..."

May 15, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Takes a Tax Bite to Voters
School board hammers out a budget
"...couple of years of nominal budget surpluses and property tax rate cuts, Austin ISD's board of trustees agreed on..."

Aug. 29, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Re-education of Historic Tax Breaks
AISD looks for reforms to next year's historic property program
" a historic property? When it comes to providing tax breaks for old buildings, the city of Austin and..."

Sept. 9, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Robin Was Here
"'s surprise it included both cost squeezes and higher taxes. The big hickeys are a $55.4 million increase that..."

June 14, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

On the Lege
The GOP prepares to vote down Robin Hood without bothering to craft a replacement school-funding system.
"...6-2 to abolish the state's school-funding recapture system, aka "Robin Hood." Grusendorf's HB 604 doesn't actually use those terms..."

Feb. 14, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
The state gridlock persists on public school finance.
" as a weapon against the recapture system (aka "Robin Hood") that requires them to share property taxes with..."

Oct. 10, 2003 News Column by Michael King

The Depot Comes to the District Hat in Hand
Austin ISD considers a tax giveaway to mendicant Home Depot, and the question is, who pays?
"...district consultants presented to the board a $5.7 million tax incentive package for a Home Depot research and development..."

Dec. 3, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Coming Up Lemons
The House Bill on public school finance goes to the floor, and it's all about tax cuts and slot machines
"..."most of my members' top priority is reducing property taxes."..."

May 7, 2004 News Column by Michael King

The Hightower Report: Why Can't Our Economy Promote Equality and Shared Prosperity?
A grassroots coalition is taking on the corporate elites
"...• Instituting a tiny "Robin Hood Tax" on Wall Street speculators to discourage their..."

Oct. 7, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

Taxes for People or Taxes for Buildings
AISD trustees ask long term funding priority question
"...of Trustees meeting: Will the district go for a tax election to cover operating costs first, or a bond..."

March 29, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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

July 15, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Judge: Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional
Now what? Legislators, education advocates and think tanks respond
"...was no surprise to anyone: The current system of "Robin Hood" recapture is unconstitutional on multiple levels, create a..."

Feb. 5, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

What's So Special?
Gov. Perry calls a special session, and pits property taxes against schoolchildren
"...opening sentence to read, "the special legislative session on property-tax cuts." If you'll remember, the pressure has been building..."

April 23, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Squeezing the Schools
Failing all its courses, the Lege sends a love note to Highland Park
"...the moment last January that the governor declared "property tax relief" his own special priority for the 79th Lege...."

July 15, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
The state of Texas, joined by poor school districts, are fighting a lawsuit in Travis County court that would get rid of the cap on property taxes mandated by the state's "Robin Hood" tax redistribution law.
"...strike down the state law that caps districts' property tax rates. Joined by the Mexican American Legal Defense and..."

July 6, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

City Budget Squeezed Between Basic Costs and State Neglect
The city has $1.03 billion in taxpayer money. Here's where it's going.
"...Council Member Ellen Troxclair jousted over public school finance, "Robin Hood," and the proposed city property tax rate...."

Aug. 11, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Extra Credit
Grading the Governor
"...risen, but that may owe as much to the "Robin Hood" school finance mechanism, created by the Lege in..."

May 28, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Ratliff Helps Both Sides in School Trial
The "Father of Robin Hood" takes the "West Orange-Cove" stand
"...testimony of the man known as the "Father of Robin Hood."..."

Aug. 27, 2004 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

How Can We Miss Them If They Won't Go Away?
Although the Die is not quite Sine, the buzz is already of a Legislative special session.
" tuition deregulation, potentially worth a half-billion dollars in "nontax" methods of balancing the budget. There is passing enthusiasm..."

June 13, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Balancing the Books After Years of Neglecting Schools
The Texas Legislature wants to fix school finance, but how?
"...the surprise of just about everyone, including, in all likelihood, many state attorneys, the justices last year issued a..."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

School Finance: Where We Are and How We Got Here
The Supreme Court's ruling leaves a lot of blanks for the Lege to fill in
" districts, meant to collect and disburse school district taxes on a county-by-county basis, already had gone down at..."

Dec. 9, 2005 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Snake Eyes
As Perry's session goes down to defeat, the rest of Texas celebrates a victory
"...leaders have said that if (as Perry insists) property taxes are to be cut, then (in the absence of..."

May 21, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
The legislative fight over vouchers and school finance has a long history and deep roots.
"...that would siphon funding from school districts by using tax dollars to pay for parents enrolling their children in..."

Feb. 28, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...will be built between the bank and an adjoining neighborhood. Henderson made a point to thank Councilmembers Daryl Slusher..."

May 16, 1997 News Feature

It Just Doesn't Add Up
As the session winds down, school finance reform recedes once again
"...the school fund over two years, trim the property tax rate, create a uniform school calendar that begins after..."

May 20, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

The Challenge of Judge Dietz
School finance decision puts responsibility where it's always been - on all of us
"" and has also become an unconstitutional state property tax, because so many districts are effectively required to tax..."

Sept. 24, 2004 News Column by Michael King

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