Texas House Will Weigh Bill to Cut Property Tax Share of School Funding

Albanese, Elizabeth
March 2005
Bond Buyer;3/4/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32083, p4
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The article reports that the House of Representatives in Texas next week will tackle a long-awaited proposal to reduce local property taxes as the main funding vehicle for K-12 education in the state. Currently, local property taxes account for more than 60% of the $28 billion per year spent in Texas on public education. In September 2004, a district court judge in Austin, Texas ordered the state to implement new school finance laws that lowered property tax rates and put more money into K-12 spending.


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