Property tax relief that doesn’t lower your tax bill

A recently sold home in east Longview's Mission Creek subdivision on Dec. 17, 2021. Credit: Michael Cavazos for The Texas Tribune

Texas lawmakers tried to lower property tax bills during their 2019 session, and a new report says they put a dent in the problem: Taxes aren’t rising as quickly as they would have. But they didn’t solve it: Property taxes are still rising.

Three years ago, Texas lawmakers were trying to honor a promise to cut property taxes and raise the state’s share of the cost of public education.

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