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Opening Arguments

We're not alone

Just in case you thought Indiana was the only state with court-mandated property tax changes:

The Texas Supreme Court declared Tuesday that the property tax system that supports the state's public schools is unconstitutional, and it gave the Legislature until June 1 to come up with a new way to pay for education.

It sounds like the problem is that the state doesn't contribute enough, which means that all the local property taxes that fund education become, in effect, a statewide property tax, which goes against the state constitution. Those pesky things!

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