A tight-fisted Texas Legislature with expensive ambitions

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By ROSS RAMSEY

The Texas Legislature’s strong allergy to tax increases might be abating — just as long as you don’t call them tax increases.

They’re not saying so out loud — no point in riling up a price-sensitive electorate before the holidays, before the upcoming legislative session — or before lawmakers are ready to make their sales pitch.

But the talk of school finance as a top legislative priority guarantees a conversation about taxes. Texas property owners have made it clear to their representatives that they want lower property taxes.

 

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