After Texas lawmakers could not agree during the special legislative session on how to spend billions from the state's budget surplus to deliver property tax relief, the Senate adjourned sine die Tuesday. Lawmakers, however, will return to the Capitol on Wednesday because Gov. Greg Abbott called a new special session to hammer out a tax relief plan.
"After yet another month without the House and Senate sending a bill to my desk to cut property taxes, I am once again putting the agreed-upon school district property tax rate cuts on the special session agenda," Abbott announced Tuesday.
The new special session, the Legislature's second this year, began at 3 p.m. Tuesday and will focus on achieving tax relief by reducing the school district maximum compressed tax rate and setting up a path to eliminating school district property taxes altogether.