The following is a statement from Sen. Watson regarding the passage of Senate Bill 2:
There's no question the Legislature must take action to address rapidly rising property taxes, but Senate Bill ...Read More
The following is a statement from Sen. Watson regarding the Senate passage of legislation that prohibits city ordinances to ensure all workers receive paid sick leave:
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Posted on April 16, 2019
Yesterday, the Texas Senate passed property tax legislation under duress and over objections.
The Legislature must take action to address rapidly rising property taxes. No question. But Senate Bill 2 won't do it. In fact, it further tips the balance in favor of commercial property owners at the expense of homeowners. I voted no.
The legislation that could provide true property tax relief — House Bill 3, the school finance bill — was being held hostage to secure passage of this legislation, w...Read More Share on Twitter Share on Facebook