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Texas teachers often spend their own money on supplies. This year, lawmakers are pondering...

By Forrest Milburn, The Texas Tribune Every class period, Kassandra Peterson sees at least one of her students fall asleep at a desk because he...
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Hey, Texplainer: Why can’t we create a statewide property tax to fund public education?

By Alex Samuels, The Texas Tribune Today’s Texplainer is inspired by a question from Texas Tribune reader, Milton. Hey, Texplainer: Why can’t we create a...
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Gov. Greg Abbott, legislative leaders assert confidence as deadline to cut property taxes nears

By Aliyya Swaby and Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune Showing their usual united front, the state’s “Big Three” political leaders on Friday tried to remake...
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Change in tax bill would let many cities and counties raise property tax levies...

By Shannon Najmabadi and Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune After revisions made in the Texas House, more than a thousand smaller taxing units may not...
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Texas Senate sneaking MORE STAAR problems into school finance bill

AUSTIN -- Only hours ago, Texas Monthly announced that the Senate Education Committee is essentially pulling a fast one on Texas students and families...
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After Supreme Court ruling, Texas bills would bring in $850 million in online sales...

By Edgar Walters, The Texas Tribune Texans who shop online could soon see purchase prices go up — filling the state treasury by roughly a...
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A Texas sales tax increase would hit poor people the hardest

By Edgar Walters and Aliyya Swaby, The Texas Tribune Texas’ Republican leadership wants to raise the taxes that consumers pay when they go shopping in...
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Texas Senate Delivers Crucial Property Tax Reform to Benefit Texans

By Sam Pohl, AUSTIN – Monday (April 15, 2019) the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 2 (SB 2). SB 2 reforms the tax code to...

Legislature addresses broadband internet in rural Texas

By Gene Hall The internet is about more than web surfing or Facebook. It is now vital to commerce, health care and more. For most of...
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Educators have been skeptical of Dan Patrick. Will they support his teacher pay raise...

By Aliyya Swaby, The Texas Tribune Feb. 25, 2019 Earlier this month, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick backed out of a Tea Party event in Tarrant County...