Governor's Latest Proposal Includes Dangerous Cap on Local Taxes, No New Revenue Source for Education

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Dick Lavine /(512) 320-0222 x 101
Eva DeLuna Castro /(512) 320-0222 x 103

March 19, 2004

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On March 11, as part of his Educational Excellence initiative, the Governor proposed local property tax "relief." However, the proposal does not identify funding to replace lost property tax revenue for schools, and recommends a property tax cap for local governments that could restrict their ability to fund basic services. This Policy Page analyzes the Governor's proposals.