Tax Cap Debate

Williamson, Richard
March 2004
Bond Buyer;3/23/2004, Vol. 347 Issue 31847, p31
Trade Publication
Reports on the proposal of Texas Governor Rick Perry on cap on local property tax increase. School finance reform package; Reduction of homestead property appraisals; Formula for raising tax revenue.


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