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Texas: Governor remains committed to pursuing property tax reform

Gov. Greg Abbott made the rounds last week pushing his property tax ideas that establish a revenue growth cap of 2.5 percent per year. This is a continuation of the plan he delivered at last year’s state-of-the-state speech that we described last February, when he said that he wanted to reform the property tax system by imposing a “real revenue cap,” and preventing cities from raising property taxes without voter approval.

To this end, lawmakers considered the Texas Property Tax Reform and Relief Act of 2017, but they did not ultimately enact the measure.

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