The Texas Legislative session begins Tuesday.
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Texas Lawmakers Must Manage Budget Shortfall, COVID Rules
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Gov. Abbott announces legislative proposals beefing up penalties aimed at rioters
Abbott proposed any Texas cities that defund the police will have their ability to increase property taxes ... Texas lawmakers return to the State Capitol for the upcoming legislative session ...
McAllen mayor discusses priorities for next legislative session
The city will have to play defense when it comes to next year’s legislative session as state lawmakers deal with a potential shortfall of up to $7.4 billion, Mayor Jim Darling said Thursday. Darling ...
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Abbott vows to further cut off cities that defund police
Republicans previously have said they also will bring forth legislation that freezes property tax ... lawmakers, do not support defunding efforts, though they have called for reforms to address ...
If Texas cities cut police budgets, they'll lose annexation powers, Abbott proposes
The announcement follows a similar proposal state leaders unveiled last month that would freeze Texas cities’ property tax revenue ... for the upcoming legislative session in January.
How Gov. Greg Abbott made Austin’s police budget cuts a top campaign issue for candidates running in November
The Republican governor isn't on the November ballot. But he has come out hard against efforts to shift city money away from policing, echoing a national debate on policing and crime during a ...
Abbott calls on Texas candidates to 'back the blue' by opposing cuts to police funding
Greg Abbott called on Texas candidates Wednesday ... Worth to announce that next session lawmakers will propose legislation that would freeze a city’s property tax revenue if it defunds its ...
Gov. Abbott threatened a state takeover of APD. Austin officials call it a ‘distraction’
Dan Patrick, said forthcoming legislation would freeze property tax rates ... When Texas lawmakers return to the State Capitol for the upcoming legislative session in January, there will be ...