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April 10, 2019      4:40 PM

Abbott, Patrick, and Bonnen jointly propose increasing sales taxes to buy down property taxes

They now support raising the state's sales tax from 6.25% to 7.25% through a constitutional amendment *after* SB2 or HB2 is passed

As the Texas House is set to debate property taxes tomorrow, Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Speaker Dennis Bonnen said they’ll support an increase in the state’s sales taxes if the additional revenue is used to buy down property taxes.

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