Dear Representative, Senator, Honorable Lieutenant Governor, Honorable Governor,
The State of Texas relies on its counties to provide basic, essential services and implement many of the laws passed by the Legislature. Counties have no alternative revenue source, such as the sales tax, and must depend upon the property tax to fund these required services. Unfortunately, some in the Legislature may not have taken this into consideration.
The same day the Texas House passed HB 1, which depends on local school property tax revenue increasing during the next biennium, the House Committee on Ways and Means approved HB 2 to cap county revenues at 2.5% per year with a mandatory election for any further increase.

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