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From today’s “The Brief” on The Texas Tribune: Roughly three weeks ago, top GOP leaders unveiled their vision for a property tax reform proposal. But now, as yours truly and the Tribune’s Emma Platoff reports, few of those same leaders … Read More
As expected, President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he’s declaring a national emergency over constructing his long-promised border wall. Meanwhile, federal contractors have already started to clear land for what’s seen as the first phase of that border barrier … Read More
Texas Secretary of State has finally apologized for issuing a premature press release saying 96,000 Texas voters were registered illegally. However, The Texas Tribune reports that though he regrets the way in which he launched the review, he still intends to … Read More
How will Texas help Harvey-ravaged communities? By Kiah Collier February 13, 2019 In September 2017, weeks after the remnants of Hurricane Harvey ravaged his city, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner sparked what became a high-profile spat with Republican Gov. Greg … Read More
Watch this: The Texas Tribune’s latest episode in the “Under the Dome” series is out today. This one looks at the challenges state lawmakers face this session in addressing school finance and property tax reform — two issues that have … Read More
A new proposal to cut school property taxes in Texas perfectly outlines the political problem facing lawmakers: It’s terribly expensive, and other taxes have to be raised to pay for it. The Texas Tribune’s Ross Ramsey weighs in on the … Read More