Stories to follow in 2019: Texas Legislature talks property taxes


What we reported More than a year after the enactment of Senate Bill 6, which restricts how cities can annex portions of their extraterritorial jurisdictions, local cities are ironing out how to manage their growth. SB 6, combined with proposed property tax caps and Texas Supreme Court decisions, has the Texas Municipal League—a lobbying group of which Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto are all members—concerned about the expansion of state legislation over municipal control.

the latest As of Dec. 7, more than two dozen bills have been filed for review by the Texas Legislature concerning property tax laws. Some of those bills aim to exempt property taxes on homesteads claimed by residents 65 years of age or older or for spouses of military members who were fatally wounded in the line of duty.

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Kirby Killough
Kirby Killough joined Community Impact after working in broadcast news. She is currently the editor for the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto edition of Community Impact.
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