Texas House GOP Caucus Endorses Sales Tax Cuts (The Texas Tribune)

Photo Courtesy of The Texas Tribune

Photo Courtesy of The Texas Tribune

By Ross Ramsey

Almost all of the Republicans in the Texas House — 90 of 98 — endorsed cuts in state sales taxes over cuts in local property taxes in a letter unveiled Saturday, days before the House is set to vote on tax cut legislation.

Their stance is based on experience, they wrote: Lawmakers tried to lower local property taxes nearly a decade ago, but their efforts were blunted by inflation, rising appraisals and local decisions on tax rates.

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