With Roadblocks Looming for Property Tax Relief, Will Lawmakers Decide to Increase Sales Taxes?

With Roadblocks Looming for Property Tax Relief, Will Lawmakers Decide to Increase Sales Taxes? By: Rebekah Allen (Dallas Morning News) AUSTIN — Texas’ top elected leaders made two key promises at the start of the legislative session: to boost funding for public schools and give property owners tax relief. It appears more likely that a deal will …

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Texas lawmakers reach deal on legislation to end surprise medical bills

Texas Lawmakers Reach Deal on Legislation to End Surprise Medical Bills By: Ashley Goudeau (KVUE) AUSTIN, Texas — Texas lawmakers say they’ve put partisan politics aside to reach a deal on Senate Bill 1264 (SB1264) by Senator Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills). SB1264 would let medical providers go into arbitration with health insurance companies to negotiate payment. …

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Fight Against Surprise Medical Bills Gains Momentum in Legislature

Fight Against Surprise Medical Bills Gains Momentum in Legislature By: Jenny Deam (Houston Chronicle) The quest to protect Texans against “shock” medical billing gained momentum Monday as two similar, bi-partisan pieces of legislation were merged, taking the strongest aim yet at a business practice that continues to financially devastate unsuspecting patients. “That’s why we’re here …

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Propuesta de ley busca otorgar más dinero a los distritos escolares de Texas

Propuesta de ley busca otorgar más dinero a los distritos escolares de Texas Propuesta de ley busca otorgar más dinero a los distritos escolares de Texas La HB3 busca inyectar nueve mil millones de dólares al sistema educativo a fin de mejorar las condiciones en distritos que no cuentan con tantos recursos. | Tu Ciudad …

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Texas lawmakers debate need for state incentives programs

Texas lawmakers debate need for state incentives programs By: Bob Sechler (Austin-American Statesman) The merits of taxpayer-funded business incentives — described alternatively as either crucial tools for economic development or wasteful corporate giveaways — took center stage Wednesday as a Texas House committee heard debate over key tax abatement programs used by local governments and school …

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Bexar County Superintendents Hopeful About House Bill 3’s Potential School Finance Fix

Bexar County Superintendents Hopeful About House Bill 3’s Potential School Finance Fix By: Emily Donaldson (Rivard Report) Bexar County school leaders are using a word they haven’t used in a while to describe their view of school finance reform: optimistic. The day after the House Public Education Committee unanimously voted to forward House Bill 3, a …

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SB 15

Gutting Local Discrimination Protections Author: Sen Brandon Creighton 🚨 Call your Senator today and ask them to stand with hard-working Texas families against SB15 1-833-417-4260 🚨 Senate Bill 15 and its companion bill in the House, HB 1654, are once again an attempt to overrule our cities and subvert local control. SB 15 started out as …

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HB 3933

Stop Surprise Medical Bills Author: Representative Trey Martinez Fischer House Bill 3933 is a comprehensive, bipartisan piece of legislation that Rep. Martinez Fischer is authoring alongside State Sen. Kelly Hancock (R). It aims to eliminate ‘balance billing’ in the medical community, which occurs when a patient is treated by an out-of-network provider or at an …

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