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To raise or not to raise taxes…that is the question!

Posted by Texas Education on November 10, 2008

Well, the Dallas News reported that more than half of Texas school districts that sought to raise their property tax rates on Tuesday were turned down by their voters in what may have been a reflection of uncertainty about the economy. I certainly am not holding my breath for Humble, or any other districts which have not held elections. Austin and Corpus Christi (two of the state’s largest districts) – were among those that gave approval to hike their rates, but only slightly. Interesting:

In all, 106 districts have gone to their voters this fall to request higher tax rates, according to figures compiled by TexasISD.com. About 60 percent received approval as districts that scheduled elections in September and October did better than those that waited until the general election.

Remember Early voting will be Nov. 5-7 and 10-14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 17-18, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at these locations: Humble City Hall/Council Chamber, 114 W. Higgins Street, Humble 77338 – Humble ISD Administration Building 20200 Eastway Village Drive, Humble 77338 – Humble ISD Instructional Support Center (ISC) 4810 Magnolia Cove Drive, Kingwood 77345


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