Proposed property tax bill would lower voting threshold

State Senate bill would lower the threshold triggering elections from 8% to 4% in cities or counties property tax hikes

A State Senate bill proposed Tuesday would lower the threshold triggering elections from 8% to 4% in cities or counties that propose property tax hikes.
 
For Tyler resident Monica Reyes, the more opportunities East Texans have to have their voice heard, the better.
 
"Being an every working parent, it's nice to have a say so where your money goes," Reyes said.
 
However, the proposed bill has Tyler City Manager Edward Broussard concerned. 
 
"What they are trying to do is supersede the ability of our mayor and city council to provide the services they need," Broussard said.
 
He says that Senate Bill 3 would take power away from local governments who know the needs of their residents best.


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