Middle ground emerges in heated Texas debate over property tax hikes

The chairman of the Texas House Ways & Means Committee spent an hour Wednesday insisting his version of this session’s revenue cap bill was less punitive and more about local government transparency.
Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, insists his substitute for Sen. Paul Bettencourt’s Senate Bill 2 is more about transparency of local taxing systems. Under the bill, appraisal notifications and property tax bills would be clearly separated, and hikes of more than the consumer price index, plus 6 percent,…

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