Senate Bill 1 would require larger cities, counties and special goal districts to hold an election if they plan to increase their property tax collections by 6 percent or more than the previous year. Introduced by Republican Senator Lois Kolkhorst, the bill would prohibit transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice in public schools and local government buildings, but not state buildings and public universities.
State lawmakers have approved bills reauthorizing the Texas Medical Board and other agencies whose operations were jeopardized by similar measures stalling previously - the first pieces of legislation to clear the Legislature during the special session.
When the House passed one amendment that would let cities and counties exclude some taxes for transportation spending from the election threshold, Bonnen insinuated that he would pull the bill and successfully got his colleagues to reconsider their vote. "It's not meant to, and anyone who suggests that it is giving you bad information", Bonnen said as he outlined the bill for the House.
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Another Republican senator, Cory Gardner of Colorado, repeated calls for Trump to specifically denounce hate groups. Of course that includes white supremacists, KKK, Neo-Nazi and all extremist groups.
Under current law, people can petition for a rollback election if cities, counties and special districts move to raise property tax revenues more than 8 percent. Abbott has suggested that a 4 or 5 percent trigger would be appropriate.
During debates in both chambers, Democrats attacked the measure.
A bill that would require physicians and health care facilities to report more details on abortion complications to the state - and would fine those that do not comply - has now passed both chambers of the Texas Legislature. He said amendments would kill the bill. Final House approval should come Monday.
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The bill returns to the Senate, which can agree to House changes or seek a conference committee to negotiate over the changes.
The 6 percent threshold was more palatable than 4 percent to some, including Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff.
Meanwhile, Huberty advanced the Senate's preferred bill - which would create a commission to study school finance - two days ago.
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Rose has been frequently linked with the Red Devils this summer, and he recently stated that he is ready to listen to offers. They say the United boss is frustrated with Shaw's attitude and he could be used in a swap deal to land Rose.
Rep. Diana Arévalo, D-San Antonio, is among the bill's opponents. In fact, it forces taxpayers to spend money on costly elections every year.