City sues state over “unfair appraisals”

City sues state over “unfair appraisals”

Oh, this is just so ridiculous. The lawsuit, stemming from a petition the city filed in June to the Travis Central Appraisal District, contends that the appraised values of billions of dollars in commercial and vacant land do not match market prices, a violation of requirements in the state’s Constitution that all property be taxed … Continue reading

Proposition 9

Proposition 9:  SJR 42 by Huffman   The Texas Constitution creates the State Commission on Judicial Conduct which is responsible for ensuring Texas judges comply with constitutional standards of conduct.  Current law only allows for the commission to issue an order of public censure of a judge after a formal proceeding.  The constitutional amendment will … Continue reading

Proposition 8

Proposition 8:  HJR 147 (SJR 54) by Guerra   Repeals the Hidalgo County Hospital District from the Texas Constitution.     Supporters Say: Hidalgo County does not currently operate a hospital district because the Texas Constitution caps the potential hospital district’s maximum property tax rate at a rate that is well below the maximum tax … Continue reading

Proposition 7

Proposition 7:  HJR 87 by Munoz   Allows for a home-rule city to amend its charter to determine its method of filling a vacancy on its governing body through an election to fill a vacancy of a term of under 12 months.  Current law requires a city to hold an election within 120 days of … Continue reading