As the Texas Senate has recently passed Senate Bill 1, dubbed the "property tax reform bill," many Texans have been expressing different opinions. Proponents of the bill say it stops reckless municipal governments from continuing with skyrocketing tax rates and appraisals. Opponents of the bill say that the bill will, among other things, damage local control.
We at the Amarillo Pioneer want to bring you opinions from local community members on the bill and property tax reform. This is one of a series of views from local residents on the property tax reform bill:
Len Walker, Local Attorney
"Property taxes have become a predominant factor in household budgets.
At this point, all Texans should have a voice in placing limits upon their local governments. Without that ability, local governments will continue raising taxes without regard to the very real concerns of property owners."