Texas GOP leaders unveil plan to freeze property tax revenue after Austin vote to cut police spending

Texas GOP leaders unveil plan to freeze property tax revenue after Austin vote to cut police spending

Taking aim at the Austin City Council’s move to cut police spending, Gov. Greg Abbott and other state leaders unveiled a proposal that would withhold property tax revenue growth from local governments if they cut police department budgets.”Any city that defunds police departments will have its property tax revenue frozen at the current level,” Abbott, flanked by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, R-Lake Jackson, said in a Fort Worth press conference. “They […]
Source: Statesman