Texas lawmakers mull tax breaks for disaster-struck property

U.S. 05/06/19, 17:21

Lawmakers are considering a bill that could grant Texas homeowners a tax break when their property has been damaged by disasters such as Hurricane Harvey in 2017.Bill sponsor Sen. Paul Bettencourt said it would allow homeowners to challenge unjust property ...

Texas mulls school finance overhaul, but tax fight may loom

U.S. 04/03/19, 16:27

The Republican-led Texas House is debating a bipartisan school finance bill that would pour $9 billion into the state's public education system — lawmakers' latest attempt to revamp a funding structure the state Supreme Court has deemed barely constitutional.Houston Republican ...

Farmers back Ricketts property tax plan; others opposed

Business 02/27/19, 18:47

Farmers who have seen their property taxes surge rallied Wednesday behind Gov. Pete Ricketts' property tax plan, but local governments voiced opposition to parts of the plan that would hamper their ability to collect extra tax revenue.Ricketts acknowledged that his ...

Social issues could take back seat in new Texas Legislature

U.S. 01/08/19, 00:08

The Texas Legislature opens with Republicans having smaller majorities in both chambers as a result of electoral defeats, which suggests that hot-button social issues could take a back seat to such matters as fixing the state's flawed school finance system, ...

Nebraska Gov. Ricketts rolls to victory over Democrat Krist

U.S. 11/07/18, 00:33

Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts sailed to a second term in Nebraska on Tuesday, prevailing over a Democratic state lawmaker who promised to govern as a centrist and reduce partisanship at the Capitol. Republicans typically are favored in Nebraska, given the GOP's ...

Blake Earns Third Term

Business 10/31/18, 00:44

John Blake is a state senator but he retains another title that he earned even before he began his legislative career — “the adult in the room.” The Times-Tribune editorial board endorses the Archbald Democrat for a third term representing ...

Where do Pa. candidates for governor stand on property taxes?

Pennsylvania 10/11/18, 06:31

By StaffAsked in a recent poll which issue was most important in the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race, voters’ most popular answer was: taxes.Property taxes have historically been Pennsylvania’s most unpopular levy and nearly always a priority for voters. But this year, there’s ...

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