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School Finance Bill Harbors Special Interests

Two weeks are left in the Texas Legislative Session.  School finance – a.k.a., paying for it – has become the defacto “blocker bill” where other legislation has been hijacked to assure votes on the leadership’s proposals, likely a sales tax increase.  Such tactics lead to special sessions, where only the Governor’s priorities are considered.  Members don’t want to vote on a tax swap (increase), particularly a regressive one, and defend it at re-election time.

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