Keyword: Direction of Texas

Texans feeling the pain of property taxes, but most voters have higher priorities for the 88th Legislature

| By: Jim Henson and Joshua Blank

As Texas elected officials debate how to spend a historic budget surplus, the latest University of Texas/Texas Politics Project Poll suggests that state leaders’ persistent focus on reducing property tax bills finds a broadly receptive audience in the Texas electorate, even though perennial problems such as border security, school safety, and mental health loom larger in the minds of Texas voters.