House and Senate Send Budgets to Conference Committee

April 23, 2015| Legislative News

Both state budget plans from the House and Senate are now heading into conference committee, with five weeks remaining in the legislative session.

Impact of a 4 Percent Rollback Rate

April 07, 2015| Legislative News

Senate Bill 182 by Sen. Bettencourt (R-Houston) and House Bill 365 by Rep. Elkins (R-Houston) would lower the county rollback rate from 8 percent to 4 percent and require an automatic election if the adopted property tax rate exceeded the rollback tax rate.

House Proposed State Budget Impact on Counties

March 31, 2015| Legislative News

On Thursday, March 26, the House Appropriations Committee (HAC) voted out its version of the state budget — Committee Substitute for House Bill 1 (CSHB 1).

Mark-up Continues on the State Budget

March 12, 2015| Legislative News

The Senate Finance Committee (SFC) has concluded its public hearings on SB 2 – its version of the state budget. All last month, the committee heard testimonies from 171 state agencies.

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