Austin-area Republicans support giving taxpayers power to tap brakes on runaway property taxes

Families and businesses continually being run out of Austin by high property tax burdens is a major concern for Travis County Republicans, who are now firmly standing with state legislative leaders to empower Texas taxpayers.

If passed by the Texas Legislature this session, House Bill 2 would require voter approval for local property tax hikes that represent a 2.5 percent increase. ....


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2019
Contact: Andy Hogue
communications@travisgop.com

Austin-area Republicans support giving taxpayers power to tap brakes on runaway property taxes

AUSTIN -- Families and businesses continually being run out of Austin by high property tax burdens is a major concern for Travis County Republicans, who are now firmly standing with state legislative leaders to empower Texas taxpayers.

If passed by the Texas Legislature this session, House Bill 2 would require voter approval for local property tax hikes that represent a 2.5 percent increase.

"Property taxes in Travis County are unsustainable, and Travis County voters deserve more tools to protect themselves from the runaway taxes and spending of local government," a resolution passed unanimously on Tuesday said. "... the Travis County Republican Party encourages all legislators to support a 2.5 percent rollback trigger and resist efforts to raise that trigger or otherwise make it easier to raise property taxes."

Plank 162 of the Texas Republican platform supports the concept of a rollback trigger election.

The resolution and others passed this year may be read at www.travisgop.com/2019_resolutions

To schedule an interview with Travis GOP Chairman Matt Mackowiak or for additional comments contact communications@travisgop.com or (512)298-9996.

The mission of the Travis County Republican Party (TCRP, or Travis GOP) is to elect more Republicans, support the conservative Principles of the Republican Party, and grow the party in the Austin area. For more information visit TravisGOP.com.

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