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February 5, 2019      5:42 PM

Cities and counties appear united against revenue cap proposals

The Senate appears to be fast-tracking the bill while there’s uncertainty in whether Democratic ranks will hold in the upper chamber

Counties and cities presented their expected objections to revenue caps at a post-State of the State news conference this afternoon, but it’s likely to take far more firepower to permanently derail an effort to get property tax relief to the Senate floor.

School finance needs to be fixed first, because school finance is the biggest part of tax bills – that’s the opening salvo from the local taxing entities.

The state is limiting budgets that include unfunded, but growing, mandates like county jails and indigent health care. And state lawmakers talk a good game about supporting law enforcement until it’s time to pay for police officer pay raises.

By Kimberly Reeves

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