One of the big accomplishments of the 2019 Texas State Legislature was the passing of a bill that slowed the growth of city and county tax bills by imposing a 3.5% cap on revenue collections over the previous year. This was a change from the 8% allowed increase without voter approval. Local city and county leaders say the move is dangerous and will result in cuts to service and an ability to fully pay for public safety. The cap could be exceeded if voters approve the tax increase in an election. Currently, cities and counties can increase tax revenue up to the 8% without approval from the voters.
- Dallas Morning News, May 28, 2019